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Viral hepatitis (A, B & C)

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, and it can be caused by a virus or other non-viral causes.  The main difference between the viruses is how they are spread and the effects they have on your health.

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Prevention

There are safe and effective vaccines that protect you from getting hepatitis A and B.  While there is no vaccine for hep C, by being ‘blood aware’ you can reduce your overall chance of being exposed to the virus.

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Living with Hepatitis

People with chronic hepatitis can do a number of things to stay healthy including limiting/avoiding alcohol, reducing stress, not smoking, getting regular exercise and eating a healthy diet.

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Treatment

Effective treatment is available for both chronic hepatitis B and C.  Before you can see a liver specialist to talk about going on treatment, you need to get a referral from your GP first.

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Elimination is now firmly on the global agenda. The World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted the first ever global viral hepatitis strategy.

194 Member States made a historic commitment to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030, signally the greatest global commitment ever on viral hepatitis. This commitment is made possible by the new medicines on the PBS offering shorter, easier, more successful treatments than ever before.

Hepatitis Queensland CEO, Clint Ferndale, said this new ambitious strategy can be achieved with the support of government to make best use of the new treatments for hepatitis C now available on the PBS, and advances in knowledge of hepatitis B treatment.

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Two billion people worldwide have hepatitis B, and about 600 000 people die every year due to the consequences of hepatitis B. Approximately 37,000 Queenslanders are living with hepatitis B.

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194 Member States made a historic commitment to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030, signally the greatest global commitment ever on viral hepatitis. This commitment is made possible by the new medicines on the PBS offering shorter, easier, more successful treatments than ever before.

Hepatitis Queensland CEO, Clint Ferndale, said this new ambitious strategy can be achieved with the support of government to make best use of the new treatments for hepatitis C now available on the PBS, and advances in knowledge of hepatitis B treatment.

“This is an opportunity for Queensland to support this commitment and implement action to reach the targets of the WHO strategy,” Mr Ferndale said.

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Two billion people worldwide have hepatitis B, and about 600 000 people die every year due to the consequences of hepatitis B. Approximately 37,000 Queenslanders are living with hepatitis B.

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194 Member States made a historic commitment to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030, signally the greatest global commitment ever on viral hepatitis. This commitment is made possible by the new medicines on the PBS offering shorter, easier, more successful treatments than ever before.

Hepatitis Queensland CEO, Clint Ferndale, said this new ambitious strategy can be achieved with the support of government to make best use of the new treatments for hepatitis C now available on the PBS, and advances in knowledge of hepatitis B treatment.

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194 Member States made a historic commitment to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030, signally the greatest global commitment ever on viral hepatitis. This commitment is made possible by the new medicines on the PBS offering shorter, easier, more successful treatments than ever before.

Hepatitis Queensland CEO, Clint Ferndale, said this new ambitious strategy can be achieved with the support of government to make best use of the new treatments for hepatitis C now available on the PBS, and advances in knowledge of hepatitis B treatment.

“This is an opportunity for Queensland to support this commitment and implement action to reach the targets of the WHO strategy,” Mr Ferndale said.

“We need to ensure that people are made aware of the new treatments that can now be prescribed by GPs in most instances.”

The Global Health Sector Strategy aims to eliminate hepatitis B and C by 2030, including prevention and treatment targets to reduce annual deaths by 65 per cent and increase treatment by 80 per cent.

Globally, about 150 million people have the hepatitis C virus, and more than 350 000 people die every year from hepatitis C‐related liver diseases. About 68,000 Queenslanders have been exposed to hepatitis C.

Two billion people worldwide have hepatitis B, and about 600 000 people die every year due to the consequences of hepatitis B. Approximately 37,000 Queenslanders are living with hepatitis B.

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New phase entered in viral hepatitis elimination

Elimination is now firmly on the global agenda. The World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted the first ever global viral hepatitis strategy.

194 Member States made a historic commitment to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030, signally the greatest global commitment ever on viral hepatitis. This commitment is made possible by the new medicines on the PBS offering shorter, easier, more successful treatments than ever before.

Hepatitis Queensland CEO, Clint Ferndale, said this new ambitious strategy can be achieved with the support of government to make best use of the new treatments for hepatitis C now available on the PBS, and advances in knowledge of hepatitis B treatment.

“This is an opportunity for Queensland to support this commitment and implement action to reach the targets of the WHO strategy,” Mr Ferndale said.

“We need to ensure that people are made aware of the new treatments that can now be prescribed by GPs in most instances.”

The Global Health Sector Strategy aims to eliminate hepatitis B and C by 2030, including prevention and treatment targets to reduce annual deaths by 65 per cent and increase treatment by 80 per cent.

Globally, about 150 million people have the hepatitis C virus, and more than 350 000 people die every year from hepatitis C‐related liver diseases. About 68,000 Queenslanders have been exposed to hepatitis C.

Two billion people worldwide have hepatitis B, and about 600 000 people die every year due to the consequences of hepatitis B. Approximately 37,000 Queenslanders are living with hepatitis B.

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