World Hepatitis Day -28 July – AWARNESS

* People who are at a higher risk of contracting or transmitting hepatitis B or C virus are:

1. People subject to unsafe medical practices

2 People who inject drugs

3 People who have unprotected sex

*The long term consequences of chronic hepatitis could be:

1. Cirrhosis of the liver

2. Liver failure

3. Liver cancer

*Today, the total number of people living with chronic hepatitis (B and C) is around  350,000,000.

* Less than 5% percentage of people living with hepatitis KNOW that they are infected

*More than 90% percent of people can be cured of hepatitis C, if treatment taken on time.

 

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