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  • Point-of-Care HCV RNA Test Shows Good Accuracy A point-of-care test that can detect active infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) from a finger-stick sample and provides results in less than two hours showed good sensitivity and specificity in a multicenter Australian study.
  • U.S. Hepatitis C Cases Soar on Spike in Heroin Use U.S. health officials said new cases of hepatitis C rose nearly 300 percent from 2010 to 2015, despite the availability of cures for the liver disease, fueled by a spike in the use of heroin and other injection drugs, according to a report released on Thursday.
 

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