Dharmashala: The Health Department of the Central Tibetan Administration conducted a biannual follow up tests to Hepatitis B patients in Dharamshala today.
The patients include those on antiviral therapy and those who are not on antiviral therapy. A total of 92 HBV positive patients have been tested for five Laboratory evaluations which will be followed by USG screening and a medical consultation.
Hepatitis B is a vaccine-preventable liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B is spread when blood, semen, or other body fluids from a person infected with the virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Considering the importance of regular medical evaluation every 6-12 months to assess the liver health and need for antiviral therapy to the Hepatitis B positive patients, the Department took the initiative to test all the patients of Hepatitis B.
–Filed by Department of Health