Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Saigon: Almost 20 percent population infected with Hepatitis B

Dr. Nguyen Huu Chi, President of HCMC Liver and Gall Bladder Association and Deputy Manager of Infectious Disease Department at the City Medical University said at the 5th Annual Hepatitis Symposium organized by Roche Vietnam that almost 10-20 percent of the population in the country is infected with Hepatitis B virus. 

Dr. Chi added that most of the patients don’t show any symptoms until their liver is seriously damaged. Therefore, treatment and cure in the last stages of the disease proves very costly.

Roche Diagnostics, the world’s leading vitro diagnostics company, reaffirmed its commitment to the management of Hepatitis in Vietnam at the Symposium. 

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