Tag Archives: Hepatitis B

Pay more attention to the ABC disease

Once while on assignment in one of the northern districts, I felt an insurmountable urge to use a restroom. The locals were kind enough to point me in the direction of a hut. I rolled up my trousers’ hems and … Continue reading

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Hepatitis-C virus, not HIV, bigger epidemic in northeast

GUWAHATI: With little awareness about increasing Hepatitis-C cases in the northeast, activists and medical practitioners warned that unless effective programmes were implemented, there would be a further escalation in the number of people falling prey to the dreaded virus. Often … Continue reading

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Coping with hepatitis B

After being diagnosed with a hepatitis B infection, it is very common to experience disturbing emotions.Coping with an unpredictable, chronic viral infection is a big challenge, compounded by the fact that you are a potential source of infection to others. … Continue reading

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Free vaccination project launched

VGM Hospital here today launched its project of free vaccination for Hepatitis B to 10,000 poor and needy children of Coimbatore district. To mark the launch, 30 children of neighbouring slums were given free vaccination at a function, which was … Continue reading

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HEPATITIS B: PERINATAL TRANSMISSION

Perinatal transmission is the most common mode of HBV transmission worldwide;  However, the maternal screening programs and universal vaccination in newborns with active and passive immunoprophylaxis have dramatically reduced HBV transmission rates. Risk of chronic infection The risk of progression … Continue reading

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Myths and facts of hepatitis B

Myth: Eating contaminated food and water can cause hepatitis B Fact: Hepatitis A and E spread through contaminated food and water and not hepatitis B. Myth: Hepatitis B is hereditary Fact: Hepatitis B cannot be inherited. But a pregnant woman with hepatitis B can … Continue reading

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