Hepatitis B Awareness: India in the grip of hepatitis B
Hepatitis B Virus(HBV) is spreading in India at an enormous rate.About 42 million Indians suffer from the chronic Hepatitis virus infection which is responsible for 60 percent of the liver cancer cases in India.
According to Dr. Arul Prakash, leading gastroenterologist MIOT hospital that not even 1 percent of the school going children has been vaccinated against HBV.
He said “This is more shocking since there are effective vaccines available all over the world. Though a vaccine against this chronic disease was developed in 1970, we are yet to take HBV seriously.”
A team has been prepared to spread the awareness program against HBV, the disease which is defined as more worse as HIV/AIDS.
Dr. PVA Mohandas, director of MIOT hospital said “What is worrying is the fact that 40 percent of the people suffering from Hepatitis B will end up in end in cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Doctors further says that not only Hepatitis B, but its other forms such as C,D,E are also dangerous and need special attention too.They also emphasis on the fact that it is essential to identify the early symptoms of the disease so as to stop the conditions becoming worse than ever.
” The information here is for general purpose, please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy.”
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