Peru: Hepatitis B cases increasing among Candoshi,Shapra,Wampis Indigenous groups

Posted on July 23, 2012 • Filed under: Latin America Health, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Peru

It was announced by the Medical Health Network Lido Soto Cáceres

-Notes that although the percentage has declined relative to the past 2 years that have been increasing cases.

-This would be occurring due to the fragility of the cold chain in health centers.
There are 88 cases of chronic hepatitis B and Candoshi Shapra and 19 cases belong to the community Wampis. As recalled many years in these areas had a prevalence of 70% or more but then started to work hard and lowered levels but in the last two years, the hepatitis is increasing. Read Article

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