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1 in 7 Asians at Risk for HepB and OTHER POSTS

Interesting article out today...although we all have C we do have people around with B and I found it interesting

Hepatitis Risk for East Asians in New York
By RICHARD P
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And this backs up my thoughts on exactly WHY they dont make our disease more publically known to be had by 3million Americans

The health care costs are enormous," said Dr. Henry J. Pollack, the lead author of the study, which is to be published late this week in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. "If you're giving what would be considered to be the proper care for all these people, it would be hundreds of millions of dollars."
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FYI in case you don't want to read the whole thing

"In this country, hepatitis B is associated with transmission by sex and intravenous drug use. But in Asia, the disease most commonly passes from mothers who do not know they have it to their children in the womb.

The New York State cancer registry shows rates of liver cancer among Asian-Americans 6 to 10 times as high as for whites"


It sounds like those with HepB could also carry C easily doesn't it?
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