Ministry of health: In 2019 in the Russian Federation revealed the 45 thousand cases of hepatitis C

In Russia last year revealed 45 thousand cases of chronic hepatitis C. this was told by chief freelance infectious disease, Ministry of health Vladimir closets.

he said, according to TASS, the peak of chronic hepatitis C in Russia was observed in 2009. Since then the incidence gradually decreases. “But the dynamics are not very fast,” admitted the closets. He noted that in absolute terms the problem of hepatitis C “is very important for Russia”.

the availability of treatment of hepatitis C in Russia is not high. “There is a pool of patients with chronic hepatitis C,” said the expert. He stressed that in the country there are excellent and highly effective drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C, so it is necessary to start to solve this problem. Increasing the availability of treatment for chronic hepatitis C is one of the main tasks, he said.

with regard to acute hepatitis, according to Celanova, are noticeably rapid decline. So, last year, recorded a 0.6 cases per 100 thousand population “close to the numbers that we have in the developed countries of Western Europe.” The reason for this positive dynamics of closets believes that large-scale vaccination programmes. At the end of 2019 in Russia were vaccinated more than 105 million people.

Recall that viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver due to a virus attack. There are five main hepatitis viruses — A, b, C, D and E. the Most common symptoms of hepatitis are yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, excessive fatigue, nausea, vomiting and pain in the abdomen. However, very often viral hepatitis, especially hepatitis C, occurs without jaundice, and any other prominent symptoms. In the absence of timely treatment of chronic viral hepatitis can lead to the development of fibrosis, cirrhosis or liver cancer. In 2019 closets reported that more than 3.5 million people in Russia living with chronic hepatitis C.

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