Medicine

Hepatitis Cases Are Increasing

Hepatitis Cases Are Increasing

The theme for this year -Eliminate Hepatitis - was highlighted through a health talk by Saikia where the significance of adopting preventive measures for reducing the spread of hepatitis B and C virus was explained. People who are not already infected with hepatitis B can prevent hepatitis D by getting vaccinated against hepatitis B.

"Hep C is twice as prevalent among African Americans as it is among white persons, and two of the four neighborhoods with the highest rates of newly reported Hep C cases are right here in the Bronx". WHO and the Government of Mongolia will hold a series of events in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to commemorate the World Hepatitis Day 2018. HBV can directly cause liver cancer-in the absence of cirrhosis.

National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh Secretary General Prof Mohammad Ali said it was astonishing that 9 out of 10 people infected with hepatitis were unaware that they had the virus.

"This lack of awareness and treatment lead to progressive liver damage and can cause life-threatening conditions such as fibrosis and liver cancer, resulting in an estimated 410,000 deaths in the region every year", Singh said.

PHE strongly encourages anyone who may have been at risk of HCV to get tested, whether or not they have any symptoms. "On the occasion of "World Hepatitis Day" Brahm Mohindra, Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education & Research Minister, Punjab called upon healthcare workers not only to generate awareness amongst masses but also to work towards the goal of 'Eliminating hepatitis".

Hepatitis, which is caused by an inflammation of liver tissue, remains one of the leading diseases in Indonesia, affecting millions of people.

NY is now home to the nation's first strategy to eliminate hepatitis C, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is touting the newly created state Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force as the nation's first strategy to eliminate the viral infection being exacerbated by the ongoing opioid epidemic.

The infectious liver disease is caused by the Hepatitis C virus.

Various blood tests are available to diagnose cases of hepatitis.

Around 200,000 people in the United Kingdom are thought to be living with chronic HCV, yet challenges in awareness remain a barrier to timely diagnosis and treatment. World Hepatitis Day 2018 is an initiative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to spread awareness about this liver disease and minimise the burden of hepatitis globally.

The Democrat says the campaign will include increasing access to medications that can cure hepatitis C and expanding programs to connect people with prevention, screening and treatment services. The viruses are NOT spread through casual contact, such as holding hands, sharing eating utensils or drinking glasses, breastfeeding, kissing, hugging, coughing, or sneezing.

Iya, who was represented Dr Ibrahim Adamu, Director, Public Health, urged the people to always avoid risky behaviour, to avoid being infected with the virus.


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