More Than 20 Million Nigerians Suffer From Hepatitis B & C

The Minister for Health, Osagie Ehanire on Tuesday said, about 20 million Nigerian are chronically infected with hepatitis B and C. Mr Ehanire stated this while speaking at the World Health Organisation (WHO) virtual high-level commemoration of World Hepatitis Day. He emphasized that viral hepatitis B and C is endemic in the country. “In 2018, Nigeria conducted a National AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey which showed a prevalence of 8.1 per cent for Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and 1.1 per cent for Hepatitis C (HCV). “We can estimate that about…

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