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3,500 people die every day from hepatitis: WHO

Abdur Rahman Khan

According to the World Health Organization’s Global Hepatitis Report, deaths from viral hepatitis continue to rise.

Hepatitis is a viral disease that is becoming more and more deadly. More than 3,500 people die every day due to this disease. This is what the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

The agency also called for swift action to combat the second-largest infectious disease. NDTV reported this information in a report on Wednesday (April 10) citing news agency AFP.

According to the report, more than 3500 people die every day from hepatitis virus and this number is increasing worldwide, the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday. The agency published the hepatitis report and said that 1.3 lakh people die every year due to this disease. Which equals death from tuberculosis.

According to the data published by the WHO, according to the reports of 187 countries around the world, where 1.1 million people died of hepatitis in 2019, there were 1.3 million people who died in 2022. 83 percent of these deaths are caused by hepatitis B.

On the other hand, hepatitis C has claimed 17 percent of people’s lives. And two-thirds of these deaths occurred in Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia and Vietnam.

It is estimated that more than 25 million people were infected with hepatitis B in 2022. In case of hepatitis C, the number is 5 crore. Half of those affected are people aged 30-54. 12 percent are minors. Among women and men, 58 percent of the affected are men.

According to the World Health Organization’s Global Hepatitis Report, deaths from viral hepatitis continue to rise. Looking at the report from 2019, it can be understood that at least 1 million people died of hepatitis in 187 countries. This number is increasing.

According to WHO survey, more than 250 million people worldwide are living with hepatitis.

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said, “This report presents a dangerous scenario. Although worldwide steps are being taken to prevent hepatitis infection and death, very few people are diagnosed and treated for hepatitis. In this situation, WHO is committed to extending its helping hand to all countries to avoid the outbreak of this disease.

Incidentally, hepatitis is a serious disease of the liver. It is basically an inflammatory disease of the liver. Hepatitis is caused by a viral infection. It has different types. Hepatitis A and E are transmitted through contaminated food and drink. And hepatitis-B, C and D are transmitted through blood.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 100 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis every year. In teenagers and adults, the symptoms of this infection can be much more severe.

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