Hep G transmitted through blood can cause liver cancer

08/24/2011 | Yahoo!

Transmission of the hepatitis G virus through donated blood has led to an increase in cases of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, according to a study published in the International Journal of Immunological Studies. The findings, which refute a 1997 FDA decision to label the virus as harmless to humans, indicate that donated blood needs to be screened for the virus, Saudi Arabian researchers said.

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