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WORTHYWEDNESDAY [ NUZZEL LINK ] Have you seen the commercials with baby boomers encouraging testing for hepatitis C and wondered what's this all about? In the TED-X VIDEO (below) “The discovery of the hepatitis C virus in 1989 and 25 years of has led to new treatments that can now cure almost all patients with hepatitis C and have the ability to reach almost 200 million people globally. Nezam H. Afdhal, MD, discusses how the discovery of the virus leads to understanding the global epidemiology and modes of spread of hepatitis C and the recognition that it was the commonest cause of cirrhosis, liver cancer and need for liver transplantation.  The development of model systems to look at viral replication led to treatments initially with injectable interferon with low cure rates and poor patient tolerability to new all-oral direct acting anti-viral agents which can cure patients with a simple, safe and effect…