Stockholm/Berlin, October 5 — Two Americans and a Briton won the 2020 Nobel prize for Medicine on Monday for identifying the Hepatitis C virus, in work spanning decades that has helped to limit the spread of the fatal disease and develop antiviral drugs to cure it.

The discoveries by scientists Harvey Alter, Charles Rice and Briton Michael Houghton meant there is now a chance of eradicating the Hepatitis C virus, which causes cirrhosis and liver cancer, the award-giving body said...

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