New study launched to discover how “super” immune system can prevent hepatitis C

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New study launched to discover how “super” immune system can prevent hepatitis C

Researchers are trying to understand why some people do not develop hepatitis C infection, even though they were exposed to the virus.

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin are seeking volunteers who were exposed to anti-D contaminated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) between 1977 and 1979 as they attempt to discover why some people are naturally protected from HCV infection, while others are not.

In 1977-79, hundreds of Irish women fell victim to HCV infection when they were given virus-contaminated anti-D. Usually anti-D is a blood product of great benefit given to women with blood groups incompatible with their new-born baby. It prevents the mother from building cells and molecules that would attack and destroy the foetus during a second pregnancy. Hence, it saves the life of the unborn child that would otherwise become ill or perhaps die.

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