It’s not just Amitabh Bachchan…
…surviving on only 25% of his liver today after having lost almost 75% of it to Hepatitis B virus. Across the world, millions of lives are claimed by this disease, making it even more deadly than cancer and HIV.
Too many lives wasted
> 1.5 million people die each year due to hepatitis
> 400 million people are living with hepatitis B or C, globally
What is viral hepatitis?
A group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D and E, which causes acute and chronic liver diseases
A, B, C of Hepatitis
Hepatitis A & E: Caused due to contaminated food or water, and poor hygiene
Hepatitis B, C & D: Infected blood, unprotected sex and sharing needles. It can also be transmitted from an infected mother to her newborn
B, C & E aren’t just innocent letters
> 240 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B & it kills 780,000 every year
>150 million are infected with the C strain
> Hepatitis E can induce a mortality rate of 20% among pregnant women in their third trimester
It’s more deadly than HIV & cancer
> 80% of liver cancer deaths, i.e, 600,000 deaths are caused by hepatitis.
> Hepatitis C virus is 10X more infectious than HIV
Preventing this disease is in your hands
> 4,000 lives can be saved every day with proper awareness and treatment
> There are vaccines for hepatitis A & B
> 90% patients can be cured of hepatitis C with treatment