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There are 12 countries about to eliminate hepatitis C



only There are 12 countries around the world on track to eliminate Hepatitis C By 2030, as established by the World Health Organization (WHO), today announced in a statement of the Mexican Association for United For a Better Life.

According to the latest Polaris Observatory announcement, a non-profit research organization that belongs to the CDA Foundation, only Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Mongolia, Australia, Egypt, France, Georgia, Iceland, Japan and Netherlands is the nations that would achieve this goal.

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This thanks to the number of patients treated in 2017, as well as removing restrictions to provide treatment for people regardless of the level of liver damage.

According to WHO, around 71 million people have been infected with hepatitis C, a curable disease that can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer, and about 400,000 die daily because of the complications of this disease.

Because of this, two of the WHO's Healthcare Strategy's Healthy Behavioral goals 2016-2021 WHO 2016-2021 Hepatitis, which is consistent with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, is to diagnose 90% of the population Hepatitis affects them C and reaches the therapeutic treatment of 80%.

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Hepatitis C can cause irreversible harm to the liver as a cirrhosis, which was 2017 in one of the 10 main causes of premature death in 2017 in the country; or even liver cancer.

Risk factors for contracting the disease include large transfusions or surgeries before 1994, as a mother with hepatitis C at birth, the use of intravenous and invertebrates, having sex without protection, tattoos and tracks.

As well as sharing non-sterilized and accurate materials, they have HIV treatments and dialysis. EFE


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