Muritania: 1/5th of population affected by Hepatitis B

Posted on July 29, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Tourist Warning

Hepatitis B currently affects one-fifth of the population of Muritania, disease that causes about 3,500 deaths annually, official sources said Sunday.

A senior Health Ministry said Sunday newspaper Horizons that soon the infection rate has doubled from 10 to 20% of the population and half a million are currently infected.
Viral hepatitis has become “a real public health problem” in Mauritania, told the secretary general of the ministry, Sidi Boubacar Ould Sidi Ali. Read Article

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