Knowing more about different diseases will help you to better understand Novartis Diagnostics role to improve people’s health and quality of life To help you learn more, we have listed helpful information on different diseases that require blood transfusion or testing.
Hepatitis B is a leading cause of liver infection worldwide. The Hepatitis B virus (HBV) attacks the liver, causing lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure and death.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver. The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) attacks the liver, causing lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver and liver cancer.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), the most advanced stage of HIV infection. AIDS attacks and destroys the immune system, leaving the infected person vulnerable to illnesses that can lead to death.
West Nile virus (WNV) is carried by mosquitoes and transmitted via a bite from an infected mosquito. It can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses and some other mammals.
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