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Dr. Joseph Mester and Brett Messmer working on the hepatitis C vaccine.

Professor, students developing vaccine for hepatitis C

Dr. Joseph Mester has been working with students on developing a vaccine for hepatitis C since 2014.
Natalie Hamren, News Editor November 5, 2018

There’s no vaccine. Treatment costs thousands. It affects 3.5 million Americans. There were nearly 3,000 cases of acute hepatitis C reported to the CDC in 2016, and an estimated 3.5 million people...

Washing your hands is a way to prevent the spread of infections.

Hepatitis A: how to stay safe during statewide outbreak

Natalie Hamren, News Editor September 18, 2018
In Kentucky, cases of hepatitis A continue to climb. Per year, the commonwealth typically experiences 20 cases of the virus. Since November 2017, that number has grown to over 1,300 reported cases in the state and 50 in northern Kentucky, according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department.
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