Canada: $5M Hepatitis C strategy announced by P.E.I. government

P.E.I. is first province to offer newly-approved treatments with cure rates of 95% to 100% 

A new $5-million hepatitis C management strategy unique to P.E.I. was announced by the province's Health and Wellness Minister Thursday morning.

Health Canada recently approved new treatments that can cure the HCV Hepatitis C genotype 1, which is carried by 70 to 75 per cent of Islanders with the contagious liver disease.

It is also the most difficult genotype to treat.



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