Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver. The virus is transmitted through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person,...
The disease is caused by a virus found in blood and body fluids.
The district has not been able to establish a treatment and vaccination centre due to inadequate funding from the health ministry
Byaruhanga declined to disclose the number of those affected with the deadly disease saying that field teams were still comparing data.
Hepatitis B prevalence rate in some districts is over 20% a figure higher than the national HIV prevalence rate which hovers around 7%
There are five main types, known as A, B, C, D and E.
"Whereas deaths from many infectious diseases have dropped since 1990, viral hepatitis deaths have risen."
Twenty eight people have been diagnosed with the Hepatitis B virus since the vaccination exercise started on 17th March 2016
The machines will be dispatched to 12 districts with highest burden of Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is a deadly disease caused by the hepatitis B virus which affects the liver and is spread through contact with the blood or body fluids of...
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