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KNOW WHY HEPETITUS C VIRUS IS MORE PREVALENT IN NORTH INDIA

By Mukul Arora . 28th July 2018 11:30pm
KNOW WHY HEPETITUS C VIRUS IS MORE PREVALENT IN NORTH INDIA

A new study found that people residing in northern part of India are more prone to Hepetitus C than rest of India. Today on world Hepetitus day we'll tell you that how it affects our body. Infections of hepatitis C are 83% are more prevalent among people living in north India, all it is based on a report from SRL Diagnostics. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and can be self-limiting or progress, causing liver fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer. “Despite 400 million people being affected by the disease globally, hepatitis has largely been ignored as a health and development priority until recently,” said Avinash Phadke, President-Technology & Mentor (Clinical Pathology) from SRL Diagnostics. “For Hepatitis E and Hepatitis A virus infections, hygiene and sanitation play a major role, while for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, lifestyle and awareness are extremely important” The virus is transmitted through contact with blood or other body fluids of an infected person. The alarming report showed that among people living in north India, hepatitis A and B is also prevalent. Hepatitis C Virus is caused by a virus which infects the liver and over time causes scarring of the liver, thus preventing it from working normally. The infection is contracted through exposure to injection drug use, unsafe injection practices, transfusion of unscreened blood and blood products, or sexual contact with an infected person. Further, Hepatitis E virus was the most found laboratory diagnosed viral hepatitis in India, followed by Hepatitis A virus, the report noted. The report also revealed that Hepatitis C infection was more common in middle age to old age groups of 31-60 years, while Hepatitis E and A infections were common among young adults in the age group of 16-30 years. Hepatitis B was more or less evenly spread in all age groups between 16 and 85 years. this content was originally published in HT media