10 labs to be set up for testing viral Hepatitis

At least 10 regional laboratories will be set up by the National Communicable Disease Centre (NCDC) for the surveillance of viral Hepatitis, a health ministry official said Monday.

World Hepatitis Day: India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

Today marks World Hepatitis Day. Established by the World Health Assembly in 2010, this is the fourth celebration of the annual day.This day makes a clarion call for the change in attitude to viral hepatitis and bring about awareness about this global disease.This year’s theme, ‘Think Again’ acknowledges that `we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world.`

Kids need to be taught how to prevent Hepatitis: Experts

General sanitary measures like safe drinking water, avoidance of use of common razors/toothbrushes with patients of liver disease, use of sterile needles and syringes, practicing safe sex can prevent the transmission of hepatitis viruses.

Viral hepatitis a silent killer: WHO

The World Health Organisation Wednesday said that viral hepatitis kills more people than any other communicable disease in the Southeast Asian region.

Viral hepatitis a silent killer: WHO

The World Health Organisation Wednesday said that viral hepatitis kills more people than any other communicable disease in the Southeast Asian region.