The Northerner

Professor, students developing vaccine for hepatitis C

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

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 in the U.S. have chronic hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a blood-borne pathogen, spreading through blood c...

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