According to the World Health Organization (WHO) data, an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic Hepatitis
B virus (HBV) or Hepatitis
C virus (HCV) infection.
Maine currently has six year-to-date cases of hepatitis
New data presented at this year's World Hepatitis
Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil (November 1-3) show that 52 million children are living with viral hepatitis
worldwide, compared to 2.
In light of that initiative, here is a look at some of the facts about the five variants of hepatitis
(A,B,C,D,E) that you probably did not know:
The world has ignored hepatitis
at its peril," said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General.
According to the World Health Organization report around 400 million people were affecting from Hepatitis
across the Globe while 95 % people with hepatitis
do not know that they were infected.
is one of the leading causes of non-AIDS-related deaths among people living with HIV, yet often goes undiagnosed.
can heal on its own with no significant consequence or it can
A can result in an inflammation of the liver, but usually does not develop into a chronic illness.
This issue of MMWR includes a report describing the launch of a nationwide hepatitis
C elimination program in Georgia, a country with a high burden of hepatitis
refers to inflammation of the liver that is caused by any of the five known hepatitis
viruses (A, B, C, D, and E).
Research and studies undertaken by the world Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with its Member States and other partners show that hepatitis
can be acute or chronic and may result in serious complications and even death, according to a statement issued from Cairo,.
viruses all cause acute inflammation of the liver, and some infections related to hepatitis
B and C may become chronic.
More than 50% of kidneys donated in the US infected with hepatitis
C are needlessly discarded despite the need among patients with hepatitis
C who may die waiting for an infection-free organ, according to new research.
More than half of donor kidneys in the United State infected with hepatitis
C are thrown away, despite the need among hepatitis
C patients who may die waiting for an infection-free organ, Johns Hopkins research suggests.