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

06:06 EDT 26 Jul 2017 | Medical Xpress

An estimated 4.7 million Europeans are living with chronic hepatitis B and almost 4 million (3.9) with chronic hepatitis C infection. However, large numbers of them are not even aware of their infection as they have not yet been tested and diagnosed. On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, ECDC Director Andrea Ammon highlights the need for Europe to scale-up coverage of testing, prevention interventions and linkage to suitable treatment services in order to achieve the target of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health issue by 2030.

Original Article: Around 9 million Europeans are affected by chronic hepatitis B or C

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