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  • 1989
  • Michael Houghton is a British scientist, who along with Qui-Lim Choo, George Kuo and Daniel W. Bradley, co-discovered Hepatitis C in 1989. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was at Chiron that Houghton together with colleagues Qui-Lim Choo and George Kuo, and Daniel W. Bradley from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first discovered Hepatitis C. Houghton was co-author of a series of seminal studies published in 1989 and 1990 that identified hepatitis C antibodies in blood, particularly among patients at higher risk of contracting the disease, including those who had received blood transfusions. (wikipedia.org)
  • About 167,000 deaths due to liver cancer and 326,000 deaths due to cirrhosis occurred in 2015 due to hepatitis C. The existence of hepatitis C - originally identifiable only as a type of non-A non-B hepatitis - was suggested in the 1970s and proven in 1989. (wikipedia.org)
  • proteins
  • These special proteins are called antibodies. (healthline.com)
  • Saliva is a useful biological fluid for assaying steroid hormones such as cortisol, genetic material like RNA, proteins such as enzymes and antibodies, and a variety of other substances, including natural metabolites, including saliva nitrite, a biomarker for nitric oxide status (see below for Cardiovascular Disease, Nitric Oxide: a salivary biomarker for cardio-protection). (wikipedia.org)
  • Hbig
  • Hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) is a human immunoglobulin that is used to prevent the development of hepatitis B. HBIG is indicated as a postexposure prophylaxis for people at risk to develop hepatitis B because they have been recently exposed to body fluids of individuals who have hepatitis B. This includes babies of mothers with hepatitis B, sexual partners, healthcare workers, police and fire workers, and morticians. (wikipedia.org)
  • develops
  • IgM antibody develops within a week of symptom onset, peaks in three months, and is usually gone after six months. (labcorp.com)
  • contagious
  • Hepatitis C is contagious, but it can only be passed to another person by sexual contact or blood contact through a break in the skin or through the mucous membranes. (healthline.com)
  • So in summary, you cannot give hep c to anyone you are not contagious because you do not have hep c only antibodies made by your body. (medhelp.org)
  • blood
  • This test looks for antibodies called IgM in your blood. (ahealthyme.com)
  • Hepatitis B core IgM antibodies begin to appear in your blood several weeks after you are first infected with HBV. (ahealthyme.com)
  • The discovery of Hepatitis C led to the rapid development of diagnostic reagents to detect HCV in blood supplies which has reduced the risk of acquiring HCV through blood transfusion from one in three to about one in two million. (wikipedia.org)
  • widespread blood screening that began in 1992 with the development of a more sensitive test has since virtually eliminated hepatitis C contamination of donated blood supplies in Canada. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prior to July 1992, widespread blood donation testing in the USA for hepatitis C was not carried out by major blood banks. (wikipedia.org)
  • severe
  • In gastric cancer anti-actin antibodies were elevated, along with other antibodies in severe disease with poor outcomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clinically, it is comparable to hepatitis A, but in pregnant women, the disease is more often severe and is associated with a clinical syndrome called fulminant liver failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • strains
  • Hep c does have different "strains" called genotypes with names like 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b etc I think there are like 16 different genotypes in all. (medhelp.org)