Six in 10 people infected with the hepatitis C virus in the Republic remain undiagnosed, a major conference has heard.

The conference, entitled Hidden Disease: The Future of Hepatitis C treatment in the Community and Primary Care in Ireland and hosted by Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP), took place in Dublin on Saturday.

There were calls by experts for the role of GPs to be enhanced to enable greater diagnosing of the virus.

Speakers discussed the challenges and opportunities in transferring the treatment of hepatitis C to primary care in Ireland.

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