Hepatitis Rate Drops

Hepatitis Rate DropsHepatitis Rate Drops

The rate of Hepatitis B has dropped from 3.2% in 1994 to 1.7% in 2015, said Mahmoud Nabavi, deputy head of the Center for Contagious Diseases affiliated to the Health Ministry.

“Since 1994, all newborns are vaccinated against the Hepatitis B virus, which affects the liver, and adults in the 18-22 age groups received the vaccine over the 2009-2013 period,” he said, ISNA reported.

In addition, susceptible groups including medical personnel, cleaning and maintenance staff, prison guards, as well as prison inmates for over six months are under constant supervision.

Hepatitis B and C are more prevalent in the southeastern provinces of Iran.