This is despite the fact that the number of people chronically infected with, and the number of deaths caused by, hepatitis B and C is on the same scale as these conditions.
It can take up to 50 days after exposure to the virus for someone to become ill, but most people experience symptoms within 28 to 30 days after being exposed. It generally has no symptoms but the virus can lead to jaundice. "Now, testing and treatment are important to eliminate hepatitis and save lives", the regional director said. Treatment facilities for the diseases are available only in Dhaka but these are costly and inaccessible even by people from middle-income groups.
Amida Care, a not-for-profit New York community health plan; the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc.(NBLCA); New York City Council Member Andy Kingand Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden partnered with advocates, local leaders and health care providers at The Mall at Bay Plaza on National African American Hepatitis C Action Day to encourage Bronx residents to get screened for Hepatitis C.
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"With the above statistics, which is about 20 percent, it means that one in five persons would have hepatitis".
"The FDA recently approved a new hepatitis B vaccine". They do not know the exact reason for this but there are villages in these regions in which nearly 80% of the population is suffering from Hepatitis C. So as one comes down from Kashmir, Hepatitis C starts appearing and nearly till Delhi it is prevalent from where it turns gradually into Hepatitis B. These pockets of Hepatitis C have been researched very extensively but no cause has actually been found so far as to why this is happening. People who are not already infected with hepatitis B can prevent hepatitis D by getting vaccinated against hepatitis B. Infants of infected mothers can be vaccinated immediately, thereby receiving antibodies to counter the infection. Transfusion and use of unsterile syringes are the dominant mode of transmission of HCV in India. The majority of people catch this infection in healthcare settings without being aware of it.
"People should not share razors, toothbrushes, manicure tools and other items that could be contaminated with blood, to avoid being infected with the virus, " he said.
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Delayed treatment can lead to liver cancer In all cases, proper care and regular check-ups remain essential. The virus can cause either acute or chronic hepatitis, ranging in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness.
A balanced and healthy lifestyle with controlled consumption of alcohol and tobacco is necessary to fight the disease that is an alarming public health concern in India.
Weight-loss can benefit patients Reducing weight is also helpful because fat accumulation in the liver can be another cause of cirrhosis. Till the chronic hepatitis sets in, you can actually give medication and treat and cure the virus completely.
Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century
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Hepatitis B and C are chronic infections that may not show symptoms for a long time. Grate half a ginger, add a spoonful of honey and you have the flawless home-made remedy for sore throat. The day is an opportunity to highlight one of the world's most pressing public health issues.
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Talking Lunar Eclipse with prof. Lerothodi Leeuw
Curiosity and awe have greeted a complete lunar eclipse , the longest one of this century and visible in much of the world. When the moon moved into the conical shadow of the earth, it went from being illuminated by the sun to being dark.