Do You Know? Hepatitis C History
The history of a hepatitis virus
Ivan Damjanov | | Quick Read
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of a novel hepatitis virus.
What was the initial name for this virus?
A. Hepatitis C virus
B. Bloodborne non-B hepatitis virus
C. Antigen-negative viral hepatitis
D. Non-A, non-B hepatitis virus
Find out the answer below!
Answer: D. Non-A, non-B hepatitis virus
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to three physicians credited with discovering the hepatitis C virus, which was initially known as the presumptive cause of “non-A, non-B hepatitis” (1).
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- The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet (2020). Available at: https://bit.ly/2LlAKWK.