World Hepatitis day: Almost all children are protected under five years of age against Hepatitis

So a stage win was a success. The United Nations is to strive for the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030, as a sustainable development goal. By 2020, the sh

World Hepatitis day: Almost all children are protected under five years of age against Hepatitis

So a stage win was a success. The United Nations is to strive for the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030, as a sustainable development goal. By 2020, the share should fall below one percent.

"So that we can have diseases, the number of the liver and liver cancer for future generations is significantly reduced," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in Geneva.

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by viruses, pollutants, toxins or metabolic diseases. There are different types: A, B, C, D and E. Sufferers often find that there are no complaints. Hepatitis can heal or chronic.

WHO: vaccinations in spite of the Corona-pandemic continue

Worldwide, more than 250 million people with chronic Hepatitis B. life according to WHO estimates, 90 percent of children infected in their first year of life and remain in it all their lives. Each year 900,000 people die from it. The WHO recommends a vaccination immediately after birth, and two more later.

The organization has great concern that the Coronavirus pandemic makes progress. In the worst case, could suffer from the between 2020 and 2030, the newborn in the absence of vaccination in addition to approximately 5.3 million children with chronic Hepatitis B, from a model calculation. The WHO calls on all countries with their vaccination programs, despite a Corona pandemic to continue.

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Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 00:26

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