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  • ​This ECDC technical report provides a comprehensive picture of Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection epidemiology in the EU/EEA between 1975 and 2014.
  • ​One of the main challenges in the control of hepatitis B and C is identifying those who do not even know they are infected. Only then can they benefit from the appropriate antiviral treatment and the risk of further spread can be reduced. In many countries of the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA), migrants are known to be one of the key populations at higher risk of infection with hepatitis B and C. A new ECDC study shows that hepatitis-specific prevention and care programmes need to target such key groups at risk of infection.
  • ​The goal for 2030: a world free of hepatitis. Currently, Europe records around 57 000 newly diagnosed acute and chronic cases of hepatitis B and C each year. On top of that, an estimated 10 million Europeans are believed to suffer from chronic hepatitis B and C infection – and most of them do not even know about it as the infection often shows no symptoms. In order to eliminate hepatitis as a public health issue, as set out in a new global strategy, Europe needs to scale-up coverage of testing, prevention interventions and treatment services.




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