Special Issue "Ways to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis as a Global Health Threat"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) have been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the major public health problems worldwide. Hepatotropic viruses are currently estimated to be responsible for the deaths of more than one million people each year, making them comparable in mortality to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections, tuberculosis, and malaria. According to recent epidemiological reports, there are 71 million people living with HCV worldwide. The introduction of highly effective and safe direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) has radically changed the landscape and outlook for HCV treatment. In addition, this revolution on an unprecedented scale in the history of medicine has stimulated epidemiological research and encouraged research teams to create simulations and predictions. In 2016, WHO initiated an ambitious plan to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. Unfortunately, the implementation of this ambitious plan has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a reduction in the number of screening tests performed and the number of patients treated for viral hepatitis. This special edition of Viruses aims to provide updated information on efforts and the chances of eliminating viral hepatitis as a global health threat.
Prof. Dr. Robert Flisiak
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- viral hepatitis