The World Hepatitis Day is observed globally to spread awareness about this disease. Vice Chancellor DUHS, Prof. Masood Hameed Khan speaking on the occasion said that Hepatitis is a silent killer and has emerged as a major global health problem and needs urgent prevention and control. Diagnosing the disease at early stage and proper treatment reduces the disease by 90%.
He said that there is a need of giving importance to global initiative against hepatitis which includes increasing awareness, improving prevention in terms of better injection and blood safety, providing timely diagnosis and making treatment cost-effective and affordable. Hepatitis B and C can be transmitted through the use of infected blood, the use of contaminated syringes during medical procedures or injection drug use.
It is very important to screen the blood properly for these viruses and observe proper sterilization measures during dental and surgical procedures.
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