A decline in the number of Hepatitis C cases has been witnessed. The information about the decline in the cases of Hepatitis C has been provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Hepatitis C is one of the most common forms of lung diseases in the world.
It has come to light that about 160 million people are affected by the Hepatitis C in the western world. The World Hepatitis C Day will be celebrated on the 28th of July. On this eve awareness about Hepatitis C would be imparted to the public.
It is estimated that about 500 million people are affected with Hepatitis B and C. moreover, some people are affected with both form of viruses. If not treated timely, then a person has higher chances of being affected with lung cancer.
The people have been advised to get their children vaccinated so that they could be prevented from being affected with Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C can cause swelling in the lungs and could even damage it. The virus can be transmitted to others through blood transfusion.
The disease is curable and therefore people are being encouraged to contact their GPs if they find difficulty in breathing or have fever.
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