1 in 5 adult Rohingyas infected with Hepatitis C

1 in 5 adult rohingyas infected with hepatitis c

Sumary of 1 in 5 adult Rohingyas infected with Hepatitis C:

  • Dr Mohammad Ali NLFB founder who led the study he study was conducted by the National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh (NLFB).
  • “The consequences of this high prevalence have been silently causing liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure,” said Dr Mohammad Ali, a liver surgeon and NLFB founder who led the study.
  • According to the study, Hepatitis C was found in 26 percent females and 18 percent males, while eight percent of pregnant female refugees were found to be HCV positive.
  • The first one was conducted on pregnant women in 2017 and the second on general Rohingya refugees in 2019 in Cox’s Bazar.
  • A total of 300 pregnant refugees and 2,000 refugees in general in the camps, respectively, were tested during the study.

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