Anti- Hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccine can provide infants immunity for upto 10 years. A new study has found that any transfer of the mother's HAV antibodies does not lower the child's immune response to the vaccine. The
WHO has identified four key actions countries can take to prevent viral hepatitis B and C among people who inject drugs. Of the estimated 16 million people who inject drugs worldwide, it is estimated that 10 million are
Under the World Hepatitis Day theme “It’s closer than you think”, WHO is urging governments to strengthen efforts to fight viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that kills about one million people every year. In
Who should get hepatitis A vaccine and when?
Some people should be routinely vaccinated with hepatitis A vaccine:
All children between their ﬁrst and second birthdays (12 through 23 months of age).
Here are some common queries about the disease
Q: What is hepatitis?
A: Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are five main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B,
The world statistic for hepatitis is shocking. 1.4 million people suffer from hepatitis A. 2 billion people suffer from Hepatitis B while 150 million people are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus.
So what really
So you know what hepatitis is, but do you know how to protect yourself from the contagion? Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding protection from Hepatitis B.
Q: How do you get hepatitis B? How can I protect
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day.
World Hepatitis Day is an annual event that each year provides international focus for patient groups and people living with hepatitis B and C. It is an opportunity around which interested
Viral hepatitis may be the reason for over five million people are likely to lose life over the viral hepatitis in Southeast Asia region in the next decade. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that viral
If you thought your mother was being unreasonable asking you not to eat outside or wade in the puddles of water on the roads during the monsoons, you are wrong. Those precautions might just prevent some of the most common