Zambians Urged to Test for Hepatitis

Four hundred million people globally are said to be infected with the hepatitis virus but only five percent of this number are aware that they have the virus

Four hundred million people globally are said to be infected with the hepatitis virus but only five percent of this number are aware that they have the virus.

Zambia’s chairperson for the national technical working group on hepatitis, Joseph Mulenga, said this during the belated commemoration of the world hepatitis day held at Matero in Lusaka.

Dr. Mulenga, said that only one percent of the people with the hepatitis virus are on treatment, adding it was these worrying figures that have prompted the World Health Organisation to urge its member states to formulate strategies on how to raise awareness on the killer disease.

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Source: 
Lusaka Times

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