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5 August, 2013 00:00

Number of cases of hepatitis A and B decreased by 39% and 15% in H1 2013

In the first half of 2013 the incidence of hepatitis A decreased by 39%, hepatitis B - by 15% compared with the same period last year, Chairman of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance Committee of the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan Zhandarbek Bekshin said during a briefing at the Central Communications Service under the President of Kazakhstan.
Number of cases of hepatitis A and B decreased by 39% and 15% in H1 2013 | Strategy2050.kz

"We have a significant decrease in the number of cases of hepatitis A and B. So, for six months, the number of cases of hepatitis A decreased by 39%, hepatitis B by 15%," he said.

According to Bekshin, every year the incidence of these types of hepatitis reduces almost by 15 - 40%. In Astana, the incidence of hepatitis A has been reduced by 24%, in Almaty by more than 30%.

In addition, due to the vaccination epidemiology of hepatitis B virus in the general population decreased 24 times, and among children - 52 times.

According to the chief sanitary officer, 12-15 billion tenge is allocated annually to conduct immunization against 21 infections.

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