New England Journal of Medicine
May 23, 2019 Vol. 380 No. 21
Global Elimination of Chronic Hepatitis
David L. Thomas, M.D., M.P.H.
Chronic viral hepatitis is a public health hazard, leading to cirrhosis, liver failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Vaccination, reduction of transmission, and medical therapy have begun to provide tools necessary to eliminate the disease.