Infected Blood Inquiry expert report on hepatitis


In February 2020, the Infected Blood Inquiry published this expert report on hepatitis, covering all types of blood-borne viral hepatitis (predominantly hepatitis B and hepatitis C). The report outlines: the history of the viruses and attempts to tackle them in the UK; transmission routes; diagnosis and testing trends; symptoms; physical and mental impact of viral hepatitis; potential complications of having viral hepatitis; treatment for liver cirrhosis and failure; treatments for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and hepatitis D and how these have changed; impact of co-infection with HIV and other blood-borne viruses; whether hepatitis affects people with certain conditions differently; the World Health Organization target to eliminate hepatitis by 2030; progress towards a vaccine; children and hepatitis.