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Test. Treat. Hepatitis

Inflammation of the liver in humans due to infection by viruses. there are several significant types of human viral hepatitis with infection caused by enteric-transmission (Hepatitis A; Hepatitis E) or blood transfusion (Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C; and Hepatitis D).


Viral hepatitis B and C are major public health challenges, affecting 325 million people globally. They are the root causes of liver cancer, leading to 1.34 million deaths every year. In the region of the Americas 3.9 million people live with chronic hepatitis B and 7.2m with chronic hepatitis C, killing over 125 000 people each year, a result of liver cancer and liver disease (cirrhosis).




DeCS – Health Sciences Descriptors






Scientific information about Hepatitis in VHL

General information

Systematic Reviews



Hepatitis and Americas


For further information access:

WHO Hepatitis page

PAHO Hepatitis page

Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis 2016–2021

2017 Highlights. Hepatitis B and C in the Spotlight: a public health response in the Americas

Summary: Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of Hepatitis of Viral Hepatitis

Boletim Epidemiológico de Hepatites Virais 2018 – Ministry of Health Brazil

Ministério da Saúde de Brasil –  Plano para eliminar hepatite C até 2030 – Ministry of Health (Brazil)