State launching effort to eliminate hepatitis C

State launching effort to eliminate hepatitis C

This World Hepatitis Day, I am celebrating 16 months of being hepatitis C free.

Similarly, hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus, which can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis, ranging in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness, according to WHO. Now the greatest challenge is finding people who are undiagnosed and living with hepatitis C, or those diagnosed many years ago and lost to follow up.

"Eliminating hepatitis will require ongoing innovation, better medicines, and improved health services", said Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, WHO Director for HIV and Hepatitis.

Hepatitis, which is an inflammation of the liver tissue, is caused by a virus known as viral hepatitis. Past themes included "Get tested" and "This is hepatitis".

The minister called upon health care workers to not only generate awareness amongst masses but also to work towards the goal of "Eliminating hepatitis". Left untreated, these infections lead to liver cancer and cirrhosis, which together caused more than 1.3 million deaths in 2015 alone. "That task force will take a set of recommendations that have been developed by community members, by Hepatitis C experts, by health care providers, by public health experts". With regard to HCV, it has been estimated that 170 million people have chronic infections and that three to four million new cases occur each year.

Hepatitis is widespread in India, standing fourth among 11 countries which carry nearly 50 per cent of the global burden of chronic hepatitis. It may also be caused by drugs or alcohol use, and the most common forms are Hepatitis A, B, and C.

Cape Town - As the world marks Hepatitis Day on Saturday, the City of Cape Town's health department encouraged the public to know their viral hepatitis status and help prevent the spread of the disease by focusing on safe lifestyle practices and good hygiene habits.

According to him, the national prevalence rate of hepatitis B is 11 per cent, in Nasarawa State it is 13 to 20 per cent, while hepatitis C is 2.2 per cent for national and eight to 13.5 per cent in Nasarawa State and this is hospital based report. About 40 million people live with chronic hepatitis B in the region while an estimated 10 million live with chronic hepatitis C. Urgent action is needed to find, test and treat the missing millions suffering viral hepatitis, World Health Organization said. The virus spreads through contaminated blood, with the heroin epidemic sparking a rise in new cases. The campaign aims to spread awareness about hepatitis, its symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Observers have blamed manpower deficit for the rising incidence of the disease in the country, lamenting that with less 100 hepathologists in the country, it is hard for those diagnosed of hepatitis to see a physician as HBV patients queue for three months before seeing a hepathologist. People who were infected often presented later with jaundice, fatigue, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and dark urine or pale stools, he said.



Related Posts

Putin: Russia Is Not Rejecting the US Dollar, Just Being Cautious
Trump's Helsinki performance in the U.S. "He has this invitation already and I told him about it", according to CNN . Aide Yuri Ushakov said that while a meeting should take place, " it would be wise to let the dust settle " first.

Manchester United v Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp laughs off title-winning jibe
However the Reds have also raised significant funds, including through the £142m sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January.

Arsenal Boss Open To Further Signing
Our focus is to get every player up to speed and work on tactical things to get better for when we start [Premier League] competition.

Don't look now, but the Galaxy Note 9 colors just leaked
Samsung, however, will be looking to bounce back with the Galaxy Note 9 , which will be unveiled on August 9. Just like the Galaxy Note 8 , the Note 9 is also expected to sport a heart rate sensor and an iris scanner.

Google brings YouTube VR app to Gear VR
The next step of Google would be to make it reach the Samsung Gear VR and then Oculus Rift and Oculus Go through the Oculus Store. Samsung has put in a lot of effort into building the Gear VR ecosystem, but the platform hasn't turned into a major success yet.

Froome knocked off bike by Tour policeman
Froome, who started the race as team leader, came close to another stage win but eventually had to concede defeat to Dumoulin. Mountain classifications leader Julian Alaphilippe was first over the Aspin and Tourmalet as part of an early breakaway.

Trump gets his big moment to boast about trade war
In May 2017, a report from Reuters said that Trump likes "single-page memos and visual aids like maps, charts, graphs and photos". In a statement , the head of the US Apple Association said China alone buys roughly 2.5 million boxes of American apples a year.

Juve Target: I Want To Leave Man Utd
However, the 22-year-old has struggled since Jose Mourinho replaced the Dutch head coach in the Old Trafford hot seat. It has also been rumoured that we are interested in 24-year-old Croatian midfielder, Ante Rebic .

Former Ferrari chief Marchionne dies aged 66 | F1 | Formula One
Marchionne joined Fiat after being tapped by founders the Agnelli family to save the company. He had planned to retire as FCA CEO in 2019, but to stay on at Ferrari until 2021.

Japan executes six more cult members of deadly sarin attack: NHK
But victims of the group's attacks welcomed the execution of Asahara and 6 other Aum members earlier this month. About 2,000 people are members of three groups that formed after Aum Shinrikyo was broken up, according to AP.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.