Archive for the ‘Schistosomiasis’ Category
Six million Egyptians were infected with hepatitis C by unsterile needles during the country’s decades-long fight against schistosomiasis.Thursday, December 17th, 2015
** “…..today, at least 10 percent of Egyptians, nearly nine million people, are chronically infected, the highest rate in the world….
** “….Mr. Ellabbad…was finally cured of hepatitis this spring. An air-conditioning repairman, he took a three-month regimen that included sofosbuvir, first of the new generation of miracle drugs. The pills would have cost more than $84,000 in the United States. He got them free from the Egyptian government, which paid about $900…..”