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Do You Know? Hepatitis C History

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!

Credit: Bruce Blaus.

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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  1. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet (2020). Available at:
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Ivan Damjanov

Ivan Damjanov is Professor Emeritus of Pathology at the University of Kansas, Kansas City, USA.

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