HepaHealth

2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for Discovery of Hepatitis C Virus

On 5 October, the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice for their contributions to the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus. A multitude of viruses that cause liver damage and inflammation are called “hepatitis” viruses. Hepatitis C and B viruses cause most of the global hepatitis burden, with an estimated 257...