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Hepatitis: UCH CMD Calls for More Enlightenment

As the world marks World Hepatitis Day, the Chief Medical Director, CMD, University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, Professor Jesse Otegbayo wants government at all levels to intensify awareness about hepatitis.

Professor Otegbayo explained that more awareness on hepatitis should be made in religious gatherings and corporate organisations to bridge the gap of the low coverage of its awareness.

The UCH CMD noted that the most common mode of transmission was through blood transfusion, incisions, tattoos and use of unsterilized needles.

He called on Nigerians to ensure that they go for hepatitis test in order to know their status.

Professor Otegbayo who emphasised that hepatitis could be transmitted on the spot urged health workers embark on a test after meeting a patient or conducting a surgery on a high-risk patient.

Gold FM

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