The most common symptoms of this disease include skin or the whites of the eyes turn yellow, fever, fatigue that persists for weeks or months, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting.
The Western Pacific Region has the largest number of people living with chronic hepatitis infections among the 6 World Health Organization regions. About 15 million Indians are anti-HCV positive and 5 million of them may be viraemic. Around 1.34 million deaths occur every year due to viral hepatitis.
It was alarming as most of the people screened did not know about viral hepatitis, the NLFB said in its statement. We must expand access to top-of-the-line diagnostics and treatments to ensure those who are infected know their health status, and moreover, demonstrate health-seeking behavior towards treatment.
Heikal added that the survey provided through five ambulances in every medical center for examination, evaluation, and disbursement of treatment on the same day, explaining that Egypt was able to treat two million patients with a success rate of up to 95 percent.
The major risk factor for HCV infection is parenteral exposure, primarily through blood products and needle sharing among injection drug users. These advances have now made hepatitis C a curable infection in most instances.
Like other parts of the globe, World Hepatitis Day was observed on Saturday in Pakistan to promote awareness about the disease that affects the liver. Hepatitis B was more or less evenly spread in all age groups between 16 and 85 years. This risk is reduced by 90% with HBV vaccine given along with hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) starting at birth.
PHE strongly encourages anyone who may have been at risk of HCV to get tested, whether or not they have any symptoms. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C. The discussion topics included availability of cheap substandard kits; screening technology options for hepatitis detection, rising prevalence of hepatitis among blood donors, and high hepatitis B and C prevalence among thalassaemia patients. These strains generally spread through infected blood. If you need help with your drug addiction, the city has six Matrix® sites that can assist: "Tafelsig, Albow Gardens, Delft South, Town 2 in Khayelitsha, Parkwood, and Ruimte Road in Manenberg", Smith said.
Practice safe sex. Latex condoms have to be used when multiple partners are involved to prevent HBV transmission. In 2016, in light of the public health burden of viral hepatitis, and persisting gaps in prevention and response, the World Health Assembly approved WHO's first Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis 2016-2021. Between 2000 and 2015, global malaria deaths fell by 60 percent and mortality caused by HIV and tuberculosis is progressively declining.