That image is a model of one of the little buggers that infected my liver.
The link below the image is to an article that, basically, looks ahead to new drug mechanisms for treating Hep C.
As too many people used to say way too often: “It’s all good”.
However, being what we, the sufferers, call a “Dragon Killer”, I’m aware of the $100,000 cost for current treatment [ I'm a Vet and "lucky" the government is paying that...].
The company that makes one of the main drugs makes a large enough profit to maintain a 24/7 hot line staffed with nurses.
I don’t wish the treatment I’m going through on future Dragon Killers and truly hope better regimens are found.
With the Weird State of Mind induced by the drugs I take, a “Slow Growth Seen in Hepatitis C Market” could be remedied by “CDC: Hepatitis C in Nev. could be ‘tip of iceberg’“:
“The city of Las Vegas shut down the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada last Friday after state health officials determined that six patients had contracted hepatitis C because of unsafe practices, including clinic staff reusing syringes and vials. Nevada health officials are trying to contact about 40,000 patients who received anesthesia by injection at the clinic between March 2004 and Jan. 11 of this year to urge them to get tested for hepatitis C, hepatitis B and HIV.”