Shocking statistics: the world on the verge of mass epidemic of hepatitis
Approximately one-third of the worlds population is infected with the virus that causes hepatitis and kills about one million people each year. These data are published by the World Health Organization, reports Reuters.
Meanwhile, many carriers of the virus do not know it and pass it on to others. According to an expert on hepatitis WHO Steven Wiersma, the world paid little attention to this problem. In this case, hepatitis can be transmitted in many ways: through water, food, blood, semen and other body fluids. As noted by Wiersma, hepatitis can cause real epidemic threatening massive cancer and cirrhosis of the liver.
Of all hepatitis is the most common type B. It is transmitted from mother to child at birth or in childhood and after injection. But the type of E is transmitted through contaminated water and food (he often recorded in developing countries). In this case, the vaccine against it is not particularly common.