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Shafqat Mahmood said: “Viral hepatitis is also the leading cause of liver cancer. Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Symptoms of viral hepatitis often go unnoticed. The most common symptom is feeling of generalised weakness and excessive fatigue. Therefore, anyone with suspected exposure must get tested,” External link

nation Friday, July 28, 2017 3:40:00 AM CEST

Shafqat Mahmood concluded: “We must all play our part in fighting the parallel social stigmatisation and discrimination against people with these infections so that there are no obstacles in the support that they need in an effort to prevent and treat this huge epidemic,” External link

nation Friday, July 28, 2017 3:40:00 AM CEST

Eduardo Martins said: "Over recent years, patients with chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C have benefited from huge advances in antiviral therapy for both diseases. Unfortunately HDV remains a large unmet medical need because of the lack of an approved therapy for this most aggressive form of viral hepatitis," External link

prnewswire Monday, July 24, 2017 2:33:00 PM CEST

Bashir Ahmed said: “Three of the maternity centres have been sealed for lacking registration documents and professional staffers,” External link

tribune Monday, April 24, 2017 3:37:00 PM CEST

Bashir Ahmed told: “Many maternity centres have named lady doctors outside the centres, but they have hired midwives to perform maternity-related procedures,” External link

tribune Monday, April 24, 2017 3:37:00 PM CEST

Gottfried Hirnschall said: "More countries are making hepatitis services available for people in need—a diagnostic test costs less than US $1, and the cure for hepatitis C can be below US $200. But the data clearly highlight the urgency with which we must address the remaining gaps in testing and treatment," External link

cidrap Friday, April 21, 2017 11:59:00 PM CEST

Margaret Chan said: “Viral hepatitis is now recognized as a major public health challenge that requires an urgent response,” External link

un-org Friday, April 21, 2017 8:24:00 PM CEST

Gottfried Hirnschall said: “We are still at an early stage of the viral hepatitis response, but the way forward looks promising,” External link

un-org Friday, April 21, 2017 8:24:00 PM CEST

Eduardo Martins said: "Hepatitis Delta is the most aggressive form of viral hepatitis, and due to the absence of an approved therapy, HDV infection remains a significant unmet medical need and a public health challenge," External link

prnewswire Friday, April 21, 2017 2:32:00 PM CEST

Margaret Chan said: “Viral hepatitis is now recognized as a major public health challenge that requires an urgent response,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, April 21, 2017 11:50:00 AM CEST

Gottfried Hirnschall said: “We are still at an early stage of the viral hepatitis response, but the way forward looks promising,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, April 21, 2017 11:50:00 AM CEST

John Ward said: "Many people get sick from this virus, but only 1 to 3 percent die from it, except [among] pregnant women," "Pregnant women have about a one in five chance of dying. There is no treatment for hepatitis E" External link

medicinenet Sunday, March 12, 2017 6:47:00 AM CET

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