According to the determinations of the World Health Organization, 325 million people in the world are infected with hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and 1.4 million people die annually due to causes such as cirrhosis and liver cancer due to viral hepatitis.
Saying that it is very important to have information about hepatitis B and C, Liv Hospital Gastroenterology Specialist Prof. Dr. Binnur Şimşek talked about the ways of individual protection from hepatitis for the 28th of July World Hepatitis Day.
Purpose; to inform and draw attention to the precautions and it is known as World Hepatitis Day to raise awareness.
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This video may interest you: 80-90% of patients with hepatitis are unaware
Approximately 2 billion people in the world, that is, one out of every 3 people have HBV, 185 More than one million people are estimated to be infected with HCV. In our country, approximately 4-5 percent of the population has chronic hepatitis B and 0.5-1 percent of the population is chronic hepatitis C. There are approximately 2.5-3 million hepatitis B and 500 thousand hepatitis C patients. 80-90 percent of patients with hepatitis B and hepatitis C are unaware of their condition. This can cause people to encounter fatal liver disease at some point in their lives, and in some cases to infect others unknowingly.
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Our main goals in this regard can be briefly summarized as follows:
- Effective vaccination
- Hepatitis B from surrogate mothers prevention of transmission to the baby
- Safe blood transfusion
- Safe injections
- Prevention of sharing injectors in intravenous drug users
- Detection of patients with hepatitis B and C and to antiviral treatments