ECDC warns hepatitis underreported, underdiagnosed in Europe

An article from Vaccine News Daily
July 29, 2014
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said on Friday that viral hepatitis in Europe is both underdiagnosed and underreported.
 
The announcement, made before World Hepatitis Day on July 28, said that hepatitis could lead to other conditions, according to an ECDC press release.
 
“Viral hepatitis is preventable, but left untreated, chronic infection with hepatitis B and C for example may progress to liver cirrhosis or cancer,” ECDC Director Marc Sprenger said.
 
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