All You Should Know About The Different Types Of Hepatitis

Faith Castro
July 27, 2017

Known the risk of unsafe blood, unsafe injection, sharing drug injection equipment which can results in hepatitis B & C infection.2. Their low price, very well tolerability, negligible side effects and duration of treatment as low as 12 weeks in majority of cases, all by oral route will revolutionize treatment for common man, he said. The HAV is found predominantly in the faeces of people with Hepatitis A.

"We also need to eat well and drink safe water, not alcohol, to develop the immune system as this can help fight against other diseases, not just Hepatitis". However, the actual nature of the disease becomes apparent once the child reaches adulthood as HCV usually takes more than a decade to cause liver problems - but whenever it happens, it is disastrous. Trends in the notifications of acute HCV provide a less reliable proxy for incidence as the disease is largely asymptomatic and cases of acute infection are hard to diagnose.

"We are now working with the government to combat the Hepatitis E outbreak in Borno State, he said".

"WHO South-East Asia is committed to doing this, and to supporting all countries in the region implement comprehensive strategic action plans to tackle hepatitis".

Meanwhile, WHO in a press statement released on Tuesday called for increased access to DAAs.

Gottfried Hirnschall, Director of WHO's Department of HIV and Global Hepatitis Programme, said the revolution in Hepatitis C treatment with DAAs has, for the first time, provided an opportunity for widespread scale-up of curative treatment. Wondering if hepatitis vaccinations really work? The chronic form of hepatitis can lead to scarring of the liver, liver failure or liver cancer. "Viral hepatitis is also a growing cause of mortality among people living with HIV", Namarika said.

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The day is created to build and leverage political engagement following official endorsement of the Global Health Sector on viral hepatitis at the world health assembly 2016, showcase emerging national response to hepatitis in heavy burden and highlight the need for a greater global response as outlined in the World Health Organization (WHO's) Global Hepatitis Report of 2017.

According to ECDC estimates, the prevalence of hepatitis B (HBV) across the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) is around 0.9% and about 1.1% for hepatitis C (HCV) - and these figures are likely to be an underestimation of the true burden as hepatitis infection often shows no symptoms.

"World Health Organization however said it remains committed to promoting widespread access to new and highly effective DAAs, supporting countries to save lives and achieve the hepatitis elimination goals". In most cases, hepatitis C lasts for many years.

Only about one in 10 Malaysians who carry the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been diagnosed with the potentially fatal liver disease, said an expert. Stating that at least 15 crore people in the world were affected by the HCV virus, he said that Punjab has the highest incidence of its outbreak due the use of infected syringes by drug addicts.

In 2015, the countries of the EU/EEA reported nearly 60 000 newly diagnosed cases of these two infections - with 24 573 cases of hepatitis B and 34 651 of hepatitis C. For hepatitis C, this constitutes an increase of 4% compared to 2014 and follows the overall trend in Europe which saw a 26% rise of diagnosed and reported cases between 2006 and 2015.

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