Monday, March 19, 2012

Hepatitis C: On the Rise

Source: PhoenixCME.org
Hepatitis C, a bloodborne viral infection which can lead to chronic liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer, has now surpassed HIV as a cause of death in the USA. An eye opening article, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, can be found here.


Much like HIV, these findings call for a more comprehensive public health strategy that focuses on a) early detection (screening and testing) and b) treatment. This would take a coordinated healthcare system, which we do not have, and resources, which are in short supply. 

It is Monday, back to the grind.

2 comments:

  1. Nicole.lascurain@healthline.comNovember 1, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Hi Gonzalo,

    First off, I came across your site and wanted to say thanks for providing a great resource on disease for the community.

    I thought you might find this interactive infographic interesting, detailing the effects of Hepatitis C on the body. I know our readers have given us great feedback, and thought yours might get a kick out of it too! http://www.healthline.com/health/hepatitis-c/effects-on-the-body

    Naturally, I’d be delighted if you share this embeddable graphic on http://commentary-gonzalo86.blogspot.com/2012/03/hepatitis-c-on-rise.html , and/or with your followers on social. Either way, keep up the great work Gonzalo!

    All the best,

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