Viral hepatitis is a serious challenge to Ukrainian society

On the 9th of October institutions was held the training "Viral Hepatitis Is a Serious Challenge to Ukrainian Society". Training was organized by "International Institute of HIV / AIDS and Tuberculosis"
for specialists in laboratory diagnostics of health facilities of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine.

All expenses related to the training were carried out at the expense of the director of the International non-governmental organization "International Institute of Problems of HIV / AIDS and Tuberculosis" Eliot Jacobz Pearlman within the program of prevention of viral hepatitis, HIV / AIDS and tuberculosis among military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The medical staff was given the opportunity to get and master the theoretical and practical skills of rapid tests for viral hepatitis B and C using rapid tests.

For reference: viral hepatitis represents a difficult global problem, which is still far from its own decision.

Viral hepatitis in Ukraine occupies a dominant position in the structure of infectious pathology. This group includes up to 30% of all infectious diseases, except influenza and acute infectious diseases of the upper respiratory tract.

Among the many pathogens, a special place belongs to the viral hepatitis A, B and C. Distinguishes these pathogens from each other not only the structure and routes of transmission, but also the frequency of subsequent chronic lesion of the liver, its cirrhosis and primary cancer. Viral hepatitis B and C give a significantly higher percentage of transition to chronic form than hepatitis A. When hepatitis B it is 10-20%, with hepatitis C - up to 80%. These varieties of hepatitis are the biggest problem of modern infectious diseases due to the possible development of cirrhosis and liver cancer. According to the World Health Organization, 57% of cases of liver cirrhosis and 78% of cases of primary liver cancer are due to chronic viral hepatitis B or C.

About 2 million people die each year from the effects of parenteral hepatitis. The cost of treatment and the study of these diseases require a lot of effort.




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