Hepatitis B virus: Know it, prevent itIndonesia, along with other countries in Southeast Asia, China and some countries in Africa are classified as high prevalence areas. In Indonesia, there are 12 million people infected by HBV; the third-greatest number in the world after China and India.
Malaysia to have more hepatologistsMore hepatologists to be assigned to government hospitals following the trend of liver-related disease, such as hepatitis B and C.
About 450 000 Bulgarians have Hepatitis BAbout 450 000 Bulgarians are infected with Hepatitis B and about 100 000 with Hepatitis C, according to the national association to combat hepatitis, television station bTV said on July 14 2011.
Gilead agrees Hep B patent pool dealGilead Sciences has become the first pharmaceutical company to agree to improve access to HIV and hepatitis B treatments in developing countries
Pacientes de hepatite C podem recorrer à Justiça para garantir medicamentoMuitos portadores do vírus da hepatite C no Brasil são obrigados a interromper o tratamento na rede pública com o medicamento Interferon Peguilado, mesmo que ainda não estejam curados. Isso ocorre porque o Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) fornece o produto durante 48 semanas, conforme previsto em um protocolo do Ministério da Saúde. Infelizmente, nem todo o organismo reage da mesma forma nesse período.
Up to 80 per cent of liver cancer patients seek treatment when it is already too late, said Malaysia Liver Foundation
Up to 80 per cent of liver cancer patients seek treatment when it is already too late, said Malaysia Liver Foundation (MLF) president Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican. He said liver cancer was in the list of top five cancers among men in Malaysia, and a majority of these cases were due to chronic viral hepatitis, especially hepatitis B. >> http://health.asiaone.com/Health/News/Story/A1Story20110704-287384.html
Don’t wait until it’s too late to know more about your liver
Recent studies show that one out of 10 Asian Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis B and may not even know it since there are no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Experts estimate that there is approximately 1.4 to 2 million individuals who are chronically infected with the disease in the United States today. It can lead to liver failure and cancer. http://kealakai.byuh.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3998&Itemid=78