The number of identified cases of morbidity of chronic hepatitis C in Russia is gradually declining, in 2019, the number was more than 45 thousand, said the chief infectious diseases specialist of the Ministry of health Vladimir closets.
“The peak of chronic hepatitis C in Russia was in 2009, and since then, the incidence slowly started to decline. But the dynamics are not very fast. If we look at absolute numbers, will understand that the problem is very important for Russia: more than 45 thousand newly identified cases of chronic hepatitis C in Russia in the year” – leads TASS words Chulanova.
According to experts, Russia is among countries, where viral hepatitis C remains a very significant problem. The infectious disease specialist noted that the availability of treatment of hepatitis C in Russia is still at a low level. “While the accumulated pool of patients with chronic hepatitis C. we Have a wonderful, highly effective drugs for hepatitis C, which we can use, we have everything you need to start to solve this problem,” he said, adding that the increase in the availability of treatment for chronic hepatitis C – one of the main problems in Russia today.
Speaking about the incidence of acute hepatitis B, closets pointed out that it shows a rapid decline in 2019 was fixed to 0.6 cases per 100 thousand population.