Viral hepatitis: testing saves lives
Every year, around 50 000 newly diagnosed cases of hepatitis B and C are reported across Europe but millions are unaware of their infection. Left untreated, hepatitis can cause irreversible liver damage. Hepatitis A is recognised as a re-emerging health threat in Europe.
World Hepatitis Day 2018
On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, ECDC launched online prevalence database for hepatitis B and C which included data mainly based on peer-reviewed cross sectional studies from 2006 onwards.
Current prevalence of chronic hepatitis B and C virus infection in the general population, blood donors and pregnant women in the EU/EEA: a systematic review
Hofstraat, S.H.I., Falla, A.M., Duffell, E.F., Hahné, S.J.M., Amato-Gauci, A.J., Veldhuijzen, I.K., Tavoschi, L.
HIV testing in Europe: Evaluating the impact, added value, relevance and usability of the European centre for disease prevention and control (ECDC)’s 2010 HIV testing guidance
Sullivan, A.K., Sperle, I., Raben, D., Amato-Gauci, A.J., Lundgren, J.D., Yazdanpanah, Y., Jakobsen, S.F., Tavoschi, L.