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ECDC estimate: Around 9 million Europeans are affected by chronic hepatitis B or C

20:00 EDT 25 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ) An estimated 4.7 million Europeans are living with chronic hepatitis B and almost 4 million with chronic hepatitis C infection. But large numbers of them are not aware of their infection as they have not yet been diagnosed. On of World Hepatitis Day, ECDC Director Andrea Ammon highlights the need for Europe to scale-up coverage of testing, prevention interventions and linkage to suitable treatment services to achieve the target of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030.

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