COVID pandemic put hepatitis elimination efforts ‘further behind’

COVID pandemic put hepatitis elimination efforts ‘further behind’

Consultations, testing and treatment of hepatitis B and C virus fell significantly during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many centers seeing declines of more than 75% in all categories, according to a presentation.“Before COVID-19, very few countries were on track to reach the 2030 hepatitis C elimination goals set by WHO. COVID-19 has placed a significant strain on national health care systems at a critical moment of hepatitis elimination,” Maria Buti, MD, PhD, of the liver unit in the internal medicine department at Hospital Universitari Vall d’hebron inRead More

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