More than 21 million Nigerians have not to know that they are infected with viral hepatitis and this location them at higher threat for extreme, even deadly, problems from the illness and growing the chance for them to unfold the virus to others. Hepatitis disease is a more scary and dangerous comparison to the COVID-19 virus.
Dr. Mike Omotosho President of the Hepatitis Zero Commission and Representative to African Union who said ina n briefing of the World Hepatitis Day 2020 yesterday in Abuja, hepatitis viral is a silent killer and one of the major cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer in Nigeria.
In a survey, the prevalence of hepatitis staggering to estimate how many Nigerians people are live with viral hepatitis B and C, and after the survey, they found that approx 325 million people live with viral hepatitis B and C, whereas 2.8 million people were infected in 2018 alone.
Omotosho said, Around 1.4 million people get to die every year because of Hepatitis and Hepatitis related illnesses, whereas 4000 people die on a daily basis.
In response to him, the danger components in Nigeria embrace native circumcision, native colectomy, and scarification on the physique, tribal marks, surgical procedures, physique piercing, supply at the house, and receiving a blood transfusion.
Omotosho observed during a survey the there have not enough prevention of testing and vaccination most of the people and now for treatment and other prevention government should put more fund to bridge the yawning financial gap and barriers to enable every Nigerian access free testing and vaccination to make or create Hepatitis future free country.
As well as he said, “Based on the Federal Ministry of Wellbeing, Amongst all the nation Nigeria is certainly one of them with the best, the burden of viral hepatitis with a prevalence of 11% of Hepatitis B and a couple of.2% of Hepatitis C. Across the nation, the male to female distribution varies and kids usually are not spared. The hepatitis virus simply infected among the age group of 21 to 40 years. Additionally, In Nigeria, there’s a sturdy relationship between HBV an infection and varied types of Persistent Liver Illness (CLD), together with power hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma.