Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. There are five main types of the hepatitis virus – A, B, C, D and E. Hepatitis B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people globally.
The people who are infected but are unaware of their condition are at high risk of developing chronic liver disease and complications and at the same time unknowingly keep transmitting the infection to healthy people, Prof Sahu said.
We loose over 50,000 individuals annually due to liver failure as a result of hepatitis.
It is necessary to keep the liver functioning, because without it one cannot live
Liver cirrhosis is known as a silent killer as the symptoms are not apparent until the liver suffers significant damage.
World Hepatitis Alliance is launching a campaign, ‘Find the Missing Millions’, to mark the World Hepatitis Day
According to World Hepatitis Alliance, 300 million people are living with hepatitis completely unaware of the same; Hepatitis B is the most common form of serious liver infection in the world
'Hepatitis infection can happen to anyone at any time... it is something we must all acknowledge and face up to.'
A study found evidence of injected drug use in 179 countries that contain 99% of the world's population aged 15-64 years, up from 148 countries in 2007.