Mongolia is a hot spot for HBV and HCV

 Mongolia, a nation bordered by China and Russia, is known for vast, rugged expanses and nomadic culture. Its capital, Ulaanbaatar, centers around Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) Square, named for the notorious founder of the 13th- and 14th-century Mongol Empire. The official language of Mongolia is Mongolian and population size is…

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Nice Article from Thailand about coverage of HCV treatment

Estimating the Impact of Expanding Treatment Coverage and Allocation Strategies for Chronic Hepatitis C in a Direct Antiviral Agent Era. By Poovorawan K et al in:  PLoS One. 2016 Sep 15;11(9):e0163095. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163095. Abstract Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is an important worldwide public health problem, and most of the…

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Jordan is low endemicity for HCV infection in Middle East Region

Jordan is low endemicity for HCV infection in Middle East Region   Seroprevalence rates of transfusion-transmitted infections among blood donors in Jordan. By Souan L in J Infect Dev Ctries. 2016 Apr 28;10(4):377-83 Abstract INTRODUCTION: Statistics on the prevalence of donor screening for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and anti-hepatitis…

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Hepatitis B in Ghana

Hepatitis B in Ghana: a systematic review & meta-analysis of prevalence studies (1995-2015) Abstract Background: Although, chronic hepatitis B (HBV) is considered to be of significant public health importance in Ghana, not many reviews detailing the burden (prevalence) of the disease have been conducted. This study was aimed at summarizing…

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Changes in the Epidemiology of Hepatitis A Outbreaks 13 Years after the Introduction of a Mass Vaccination Program from Spain

Authors: Martinez A, Broner S, Sala MR, Manzanares-Laya S, Godoy P, Planas C, et al. Source: Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics. 2014;11(1). Abstract; A hepatitis A+B vaccine vaccination program of 12-year-olds was introduced in Catalonia in 1998. The aim of this study was to investigate the evolution of hepatitis A outbreaks…

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