28th July – World Hepatitis Day
Today is the World Hepatitis Day, an inflammation of the liver that can have several causes, the most common being viral infections. Most of the time hepatitis is silent, has no symptoms or can be confused with other diseases.
Hepatitis is the second most lethal viral infection in the world, after tuberculosis, and it kills about 1.7 million people a year. The main causes of the disease are viruses (A, B, C, D and E) - some medications, excessive consumption of alcohol and other drugs and autoimmune diseases, metabolic and genetic diseases can also trigger it.
Around 290 million people live with a viral hepatitis type without knowing it. Failure to diagnose can be fatal and is extremely important to prevent the spread of the disease and prevent millions of lives from being lost.
To make the population aware of the importance of a diagnosis, the theme chosen for this year is "Find the missing millions", which aims to identify infected people and refer them to the indicated treatments.
Angola has a high prevalence rate of hepatitis B, around 14%, considered to be among the highest in sub-Saharan Africa.
At Elnor Pharma we are concerned with this public health problem and provide Vaccination Programs with Simple and Conjugated Vaccine Lines, Immunoglobulins and Bacterial Lysates to prevent Hepatitis A and B.