Health Ministry: Number of HCV-infected persons increased in Azerbaijan

Health Ministry: Number of HCV-infected persons increased in Azerbaijan
# 05 February 2015 13:27 (UTC +04:00)

Deputy Head of Commission for examination and treatment of persons infected with Hepatitis B and C under the Health Ministry, Hagigat Gadirova told APA that 133 Hepatitis C virus infections were recorded in 2012 and 181 in 2013. She said the cases of infection are increasing year by year due to not getting vaccinated against hepatitis C.

H. Gadirova said the situation about Hepatitis B virus infection is more satisfactory.

“194 people were infected with Hepatitis B virus in 2012, while this figure was 242 in 2013. Though this figure increased in 2013, the total cases decreased twice since 2008. 465 people were infected with Hepatitis B virus in 2009. Hepatitis B vaccine is now available and people are vaccinated against this virus as all over the world,” she added.

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