What you need to know about chronic viral hepatitis

Recently the health Ministry announced plans to draft a Federal law On the prevention of the spread of viral hepatitis. Anxiety beat doctors around the world the risk of infection is real for each person. About what is the difference between hepatitis caused by different viruses, is it possible to deal with them and how to protect family members of a sick person, said a leading expert of the Scientific Advisory clinical diagnostic center, Central research Institute of epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor Nina Mamonov.

Annually in Russia is registered about 70 thousand new patients with chronic viral hepatitis. Most of them (52-55 thousand) have hepatitis C, the rest adds chronic hepatitis B. (Hepatitis A, or infectious disease, transmitted through water and food, is acute and never becomes chronic). The true number of chronically infected hepatitis virus patients is unknown. According to estimates TSNII of epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor it can reach 7.5 million people. Today there is a global plan for the elimination of chronic viral hepatitis as a significant social problem, which in may 2016, along with other member countries who have signed and Russia. However, while in our country there is no single approach to the prevention and treatment of hepatitis on national level each region is struggling with hepatitis in their own way, but more often offers the patients to do it themselves.