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England could become first country to eradicate Hepatitis C in 2025

Hepatitis C affects 160,000 people in England (Picture: Getty)

England could be the first country in the world to eradicate Hepatitis C, with the NHS planning to eliminate the disease by 2025.

It currently affects 160,000 people in England and accounts for more than 1.3 million deaths worldwide per year.

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But the World Health Organisation plans to eliminate the disease as a major public health concern by 2030, with NHS England hoping to do so in just seven years.

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