Canada: Could a simple blood test combat Saskatchewan’s high rates of hepatitis C?

REGINA – A new study claims that early screening could help save the lives of people infected with what’s considered a silent killer.

Chronic hepatitis C can be treated, or even cured, if diagnosed early. But, detection is difficult because there are often few or no early symptoms.

The research in the Canadian Medical Association Journal states that screening all Canadians for the infection would be cost effective and prevent deaths.


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