Belgium: Houghton, Alter and Rice, the trio of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine

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Houghton, Alter and Rice, the trio of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Houghton, Alter and Rice, the trio of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Houghton, Alter and Rice, the trio of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine

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EThe winners are: Michael Houghton, Harvey Alter and Charles Rice. The 2020 Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to them jointly for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus. The American-British trio is thus rewarded for "its decisive contribution to the fight against this disease, responsible for nearly 400.000 deaths each year ”Said Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam, member of the Nobel Assembly. The World Health Organization estimates that 70 million people around the world are affected by this infectious disease transmitted by blood.

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