According to statistics, every 12th inhabitant of the planet is a carrier of the hepatitis virus. There are more than 500 million of them in the world, which is 12 times more than those infected with HIV and patients with all types of cancer combined. But, nevertheless, we still continue to ignore the problem of viral hepatitis in some way. What is the result of this?
Reference: More than a million people die from hepatitis every year, which also exceeds the rates of HIV and cancer. Chronic hepatitis without treatment can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer within 15-30 years. In April last year, WHO issued new guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C. World Health Assembly delegates from 194 countries adopted a resolution to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis. Many important issues were discussed at the 50th International Congress on the Study of Liver Disease (EASL). Continue reading