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Monday, July 30, 2012

Foreign media disclose hepatitis numbers on World Hepatitis Day 2012

According to a report in the Daily Pioneer Saturday, about 10 million Indians are anti-HCV positive and 5 million of them may be viremic. Of these, nearly 25 per cent, which is over 1 million of the population, may develop chronic liver disease within two decades and 1 per cent to 4 per cent of them may develop liver cancer.

The Southeast Asian country of Vietnam is also dealing with an extraordinary burden of hepatitis. Saigon Giai Phong, the Vietnamese Communist Party newspaper reports an estimated eight million people are infected with hepatitis B or C virus and liver cancer is the second leading cause of death in men.

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