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Summit Focuses on 400 Million with Hepatitis

The first-ever World Hepatitis Summit kicked off today in Glasgow, Scotland, where health officials are urging countries to develop national hepatitis treatment and prevention programs. While an estimated 400 million people worldwide are infected with the viral disease, which kills nearly 1.5 million people per year, the worst affected regions are Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) says most people living with the chronic disease do not even know they’re...

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