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Egypt declares war on hepatitis C

Egypt has launched an ambitious nationwide campaign against hepatitis C. Back in the 1960s, the authorities accidentally spread the disease during a vaccination campaign against bilharzia, another illness. Today, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians suffer from hepatitis C, and in some Nile Delta villages, the virus is widespread among the over-60 set. Our reporters followed medical teams as they went door-to-door to screen and vaccinate patients, with the goal of eradicating the disease by 2020.

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