Eliminating Hepatitis C

Eliminating Hepatitis CEliminating Hepatitis C

Iran Hepatitis Network plans to eliminate hepatitis C among haemophilia and thalassemia patients by 2020, Mo’ayyed Alavian, head of IHN said on the sidelines of the 7th International Tehran Hepatitis Conference on Wednesday.

According to the expert, about 200,000-300,000 people suffer from Hepatitis C in the country. Hemophiliacs, patients with thalassemia, patients on dialysis, and drug addicts are among high risk groups, ISNA reported.

The three-day 7th International Tehran Hepatitis Conference opened on September 6 with focus on addressing the challenges of viral hepatitis in Iran and region, treatment of viral hepatitis, elimination of HCV, and diagnosing liver disease

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