A postal stamp was also launched on the occasion to sensitise people and spread awareness about the disease.
Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin (HBIG) may be used to protect persons who are exposed to Hepatitis B. It is particularly efficacious within 48 hours of the incident. The most common symptoms of this disease include skin or the whites of the eyes turn yellow, fever, fatigue that persists for weeks or months, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. The guidelines enable major simplifications in the delivery of curative therapy to the 70 million people living with chronic hepatitis C in the world. About 15 million Indians are anti-HCV positive and 5 million of them may be viraemic.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is touting the newly created state Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force as the nation's first strategy to eliminate the viral infection being exacerbated by the ongoing opioid epidemic. Annually, in India about 250,000 people die of viral hepatitis or its sequelae. At the end of 2015, an estimated 14 million people were living with chronic hepatitis C infection and 115 million with chronic hepatitis B infection. Occupational exposure to blood - people administering or receiving acupuncture and/or tattooing with unsterile devices. By the time symptoms do appear, the damage is usually advanced. Furthermore, 65% of liver cancer cases were caused by HBV, while 17% were caused by HCV. One of the things we are trying to get people to do is get the test, so they are aware of their status and get treated if they have it.
Further, more than 90 per cent newborns should receive the hepatitis B vaccine's birth dose, while at least 95 per cent of children should complete the vaccine's three-dose schedule. Delayed treatment can result in liver inflammation from chronic hepatitis, damaging the cells and leading to liver cancer.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 71 million people have chronic Hepatitis C infection, making the disease a major public health concern worldwide. "There are vaccines available for hepatitis A and hepatitis B". Clean blood spills with a solution containing 1 part household bleach to 9 parts water. Tattooing and body piercing, especially if this took place overseas, is a potential source of transmission.
Safe sex means taking steps before and during sex that can prevent you from getting an infection, or from giving an infection to your partner. The commissioner said the World Hepatitis Day was set aside by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to increase awareness on viral hepatitis, improve its prevention, enhance early detection as well as to ensure prompt treatment, promote control efforts and ultimately eliminate it in the society.
They made the call in separate messages on the eve of the World Hepatitis Day 2018 to be observed in the country tomorrow as elsewhere in the world aiming at enhancing awareness about the deadly virus. If undiagnosed or untreated, it may lead to progressive scarring, known as fibrosis, and risks of cirrhosis and liver cancer.