Hepatitis C Still Increases Mortality Rate After Being Cured

“Patients cured of hepatitis C through treatment had a higher mortality rate overall than the general population,” the team concluded. “The excess was driven by death from drug-related causes and liver cancer.” The good news is that many hepatitis C treatments have at least a 90% cure rate. But the bad news is that people who had hepatitis C still have higher mortality rates than the general population. Despite being curable, hepatitis C kills more peo