From this Wednesday they will be tested for hepatitis in Villaballos
Dr Silvana Ocampo, Head of Liver Services, spoke about the event and emphasized the importance of being tested for hepatitis C at least once in a lifetime.
“As far as hepatitis is concerned, the prevalence in our province is not very high. We have been doing this in La Rioja for eight years and our numbers have remained almost constant. We don’t know if this is related to not Approaches are related to a lack of knowledge in people. That is why it is important to test for these activities”, the hepatologist reported.
“At a national level, we have a high prevalence of hepatitis. Some areas have more cases, but fortunately, with new treatments today, hepatitis C is being eradicated, which is what the World Health Organization predicts by 2030 completely eradicated,” he added. Likewise, he stresses the importance of raising awareness “because hepatitis has multiple evolutions. Both B and C can progress to liver cancer, cirrhosis or require transplantation”. The Enrique Vera Barros Hospital participated in the national testing campaign that will be held from 26th to 28th July from 9 am to 12 noon in the entrance hall. “Come out in the stands and test yourself,” they said in the hospital.
“Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. In most cases, hepatitis is caused by a virus. Viral hepatitis is most often caused by the hepatitis A, B, and C viruses. Fifty percent of people with chronic hepatitis are unaware of their diagnosis. Testing for hepatitis A, B and C allows timely initiation of treatment and avoids transmission, the national health department reports.