Global elimination of chronic hepatitis

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Abstract

Chronic hepatitis is a major public health challenge that can be eliminated. There has already been progress toward this goal, especially with the prevention of chronic hepatitis B by vaccination and reductions in the transmission of hepatitis C from transfusions and unsafe injections. There are also potentially potent interventions to detect and treat HCV and HBV infections. However, for the elimination targets to be reached by 2030, substantially more resources and additional innovations are needed to make these interventions widely available. The degree to which elimination of hepatitis is global or focused on select subpopulations will be directly related to the vigor of the international response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2041-2050
Number of pages10
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume380
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - May 23 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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