Posts Tagged ‘eradication’

Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Posted by • May 17th, 2013

Only 20 years after the discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a cure is now likely for most people with chronic infection. The latest review in our Drug Therapy series considers current therapy and the present landscape of drug development for hepatitis C. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) carries a substantial disease burden, not only in… Read More…

Polio Eradication: New Progress toward an Elusive Target

Posted by • June 23rd, 2010

The quest to eradicate poliovirus has been ongoing for more than 20 years, but today, despite a 99% reduction in the annual incidence of paralytic poliomyelitis, eradication remains a largely unattained goal. This is not for a lack of trying. The Global Poliomyelitis Eradication Initiative (GPEI) of the World Health Organization (WHO) has spent more than… Read More…