The announcement by General Secretary of the Assembly Thomas Perlmann – LaPresse /Courier TV

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus. This was announced by the Secretary General of the Nobel Assembly, Thomas Perlmann. “The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet has decided to award the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus – the words of Perlmann – In recent years, there are an estimated 70 million cases of hepatitis C worldwide, and the figure could be underestimated. This disease causes 400,000 deaths a year and is one of the most common causes of liver transplants, ”explained a professor of the Nobel Committee.

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