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Three jointly win Nobel Medicine Prize for discovery of Hepatitis C virus

Americans Harvey Alter and Charles Rice together with Briton Michael Houghton won the Nobel Medicine Prize for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus.

AFP | Stockholm |

Americans Harvey Alter and Charles Rice together with Briton Michael Houghton won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, the Nobel jury said.

The three were honoured for their “decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis and liver cancer in people around the world,” the jury said.