US-British trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for Hepatitis C discovery

A bust of Alfred Nobel is pictured previous to the announcement of the winners of the Nobel Prize on the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, on 5 October 2020.

PHOTO: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

– Americans Harvey Alter and Charles Rice along with Briton Michael Houghton
gained the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for the discovery of the Hepatitis C
virus, the Nobel jury stated.

The three had been honoured for their
“decisive contribution to the struggle in opposition to blood-borne hepatitis, a serious
world well being downside that causes cirrhosis and liver most cancers in folks round
the world”, the jury stated.

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