WHO: Viral hepatitis deaths increasing | CIDRAP

According to the report, 325 million people, or roughly 4% of the world’s population, lives with viral hepatitis, and the disease causes 1.34 million deaths per year. That number is comparable to HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. But unlike those diseases, deaths from viral hepatitis are increasing, not declining: Since 2000, deaths from viral hepatitis increased by 22%.

Source: WHO: Viral hepatitis deaths increasing | CIDRAP