Dr. Manish Kak talks to CitySpidey on World Hepatitis Day
Dr. Manish Kak is a Senior Consultant and Gastroenterologist at Columbia Asia Hospital in Ghaziabad. He has some information to share with the people on World Hepatitis Day. He is telling residents of NCR, “This word hepatitis day we are trying to find out the missing millions.”
Today 325 people living worldwide are infected with hepatitis. Over 290 million people are unaware of their infection. There are 9 out of ten infections that could destroy their liver.
You could get infected by
• Unsafe sharing of a razor at a barbar shop
Viral hepatitis is causing deaths of 4000 lives a day worldwide. However, there is no need to panic as cure and treatment is available. Vaccines are also available for hepatitis B. His message says - go and get yourself tested and get vaccinated for hepatitis b if not done previously.