WHO issues first guidance for Hepatitis C treatment

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If you are going for a tattoo or piercing, make sure the needles are sterilized as most often, Hepatitis C is transmitted by blood via unsterilized equipment. Photo: WHO/S. Smith

New guidelines on how to screen, care for and treat people with Hepatitis C have been issued by the World Health Organization.

The publication of the recommendations comes after more effective and safer oral hepatitis medicines become available on the market.

Hepatitis C is most commonly transmitted through exposure to contaminated blood or infected injection equipment like needles.

Jocelyne Sambira has the story.

Duration: 3’01″

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