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WHO urges stepped-up battle against hepatitis B

WHO urges stepped-up battle against hepatitis BThe world can beat the liver-attacking hepatitis B virus, which results in some 650.000 deaths a year, the World Health Organization said Thursday, releasing its first treatment guidelines for the disease. "Viral hepatitis is certainly an epidemic, a pandemic, but it is one that remains silent," said Gottfried Hirnschall, head of WHO's HIV/AIDS department. Hepatitis B can also transmit through unsafe injections during medical procedures and drug use, or unsafe sex, but once a child is vaccinated, more than 90 percent are protected from the virus for life. They will all eventually need treatment and a full third of them will to develop fatal cirrhosis and liver cancer, Hirnschall said.

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Experts call for stepped-up hepatitis battle

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students in Lynwood, California on August, 27, 2013The world can beat the cancer-causing disease hepatitis if it raises its game, but treatment programmes need to go hand in hand with those tackling the likes of HIV, experts said Thursday. Viral hepatitis is a group of infectious diseases known by the letters A, B, C, D or E, which attack the liver. Despite killing close to 1.4 million people every year — with Asia the hardest-hit region — hepatitis has long failed to grab the spotlight. Ninety percent of deaths are from hepatitis B and C, responsible for two-thirds of the global liver cancer toll.

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