World Hepatitis Day, July 28, 2011 : Prevent and control viral hepatitis.
Hepatitis is caused by at least five viruses -- including two spread by water or food contaminated with feces (hepatitis A and E) and three transmitted by blood and body fluids (hepatitis B, D, and C).
Today, more than 500 million persons worldwide are living with viral hepatitis.
More than 1 million people die from viral hepatitis.
A vaccine that prevents hepatitis A has been effectively used since the 1990s. In development are promising new vaccines against Hepatitis E, a common cause of waterborne hepatitis in Asia and Africa that disproportionately kills pregnant women.
Besides effective vaccines, tests for viral hepatitis have made the blood supply and the food and water supply safer.
In 2010 the World Health Assembly passed a resolution urging member states to comprehensively address viral hepatitis.
Ceeram, anticipate to better prevent
Ceeram provides PcR real time assays for the detection of hepatitis A and hepatitis E virus in Food, Water, Blood