No cases recorded in Egypt with ‘the mysterious hepatitis C’ disease: Health Ministry



Fri, 22 Apr 2022 - 12:28 GMT


Fri, 22 Apr 2022 - 12:28 GMT

CAIRO – 21 April 2022:  Spokesman for the Ministry of Health Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said that Egypt did not record any case with the mysterious hepatitis C disease that has been detected in several countries around the world.

He added that the global regulations obligate the country to notify the World Health Organization of any new, mysterious and unusual diseases.

Abdel Ghaffar stressed that this disease does not exist in Egypt, and it has not been proven so far that it not contagious.

Last July, Dr. Gamal Esmat, professor of hepatology, member of the National Committee to Combat Hepatitis and a consultant to the World Health Organization said that the Egyptian Presidential initiative of eradicating Hepatitis C and detect non-communicable diseases under the slogan (100 million health) is a real achievement by all international standards.

In media remarks to “Al-Hayat Al-Youm” talk show, Esmat said that for the first time in the world to test 60 million people for the virus and know that two million people were infected with it.

The country has been praised worldwide for its treatment program that seeks to eliminate the disease after it has been one of Egypt’s significant public health challenges. Hep. C comes as part of Egypt’s Egypt’s 2030 sustainable development vision, rendering Egypt a role model for other countries facing the same challenge.

For many years, Hep. C was one of Egypt’s most significant public health challenges, with an estimated 8-10 million persons or 10 percent of the population living with the infection.





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