MiTalk Episode 4: Basics of Hepatitis C Virology

episode-4-hcvHepatitis is caused by the inflammation of the liver. The condition may also progress to cirrhosis or fibrosis and/or even liver cancer. Hepatitis is caused by an infection of virus, but apart from this causative agent toxic substances like alcohol or certain drugs and autoimmune diseases can also cause this disease.

There are five different classes of hepatitis virus – A, B, C, D and E. In this episode of Microbiology Talk (MiTalk) we discussed about Hepatitis virus C, especially covering the following topics:

  1. Classification of Hepatitis virus and Structure of Hepatitis C Virus
  • Classification or Types (A, B, C, D and E)
  • Structure and Genome of Virus
  1. Genotypes and Epidemiology statistics
  • Genotypes
  • Epidemiology
  • World, USA, South-East Asia, India, Nepal
  1. Pathogenesis and Life cycle
  • Mechanism of transmission
  • Cellular entry and replication mechanism
  • Viral evasion and restriction factors
  1. Laboratory diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Hepatitis C

So plug in your headphone and listen to Episode 4 of MiTalk. (Visit Here/Download Here)

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About Saumyadip

Science Communicator and Biologist. Keep interests in host-pathogen interaction research. Specifically bacterial infection mechanism, host infection evasion and immune susceptibility of host. Working as Senior Research Fellow at Thrombosis Research Institute, Bangalore.
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