LUDHIANA: The 90% of injecting drug users (IDU) are always at high risk of getting infected with Hepatitis C and even have chances of becoming HIV positive.

The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters blood and fights infections.

A lack of symptoms makes the diagnosis and treatment of this viral disease difficult. Improved awareness is the only recourse.

ONGWEDIVA – Confirmed Hepatitis E cases in Omusati stand at 11 and not 10 cases as was recently reported.

THE hepatitis E outbreak which has claimed 14 lives in Windhoek has reached northern Namibia, and one person reportedly died on Friday at the Oshakati State Hospital.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first 'essential diagnostics list', a catalogue of tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of global priority d

The 69th World Health Assembly approved the Global Health Sector Strategy to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. Although no virological cure exists for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, existing therapies to control viral replication and prophylaxis to minimise mother-to-child transmission make elimination of HBV feasible. We aimed to estimate the national, regional, and global prevalence of HBsAg in the general population and in the population aged 5 years in 2016, as well as coverage of prophylaxis, diagnosis, and treatment.

HEPATITIS E has claimed its third victim, some two months since the disease outbreak was declared in Windhoek late last year.

Ludhiana: Health took a backseat for the Ludhianvis in 2017. Six major outbreaks had been reported this year.

Setting itself a three-year target to eliminate hepatitis, which affects 52 million people in the country, the health ministry is gearing up to roll out a national action plan by October end.

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