El estudio marca un "punto de inflexión" en el tratamiento de la hepatitis C, ya que ha ‘curado’ al 90% de los pacientes con la infección en un plazo de 12 semanas. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo.

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A new treatment for hepatitis C "cured" 90% of patients with the infection in 12 weeks, scientists said. The study is a "major breakthrough" and marks a "turning point" in hepatitis C treatment, said experts.More than 200,000 people are infected with hepatitis in the UK, and deaths from the infection have increased threefold since 1996.

Only 3% of patients in the UK currently opt for the existing treatment, which only works half of the time.

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