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125 Hepatitis B patients diagonised in Jonglei state

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June 4, 2016 (BOR) - At least 125 people in South Sudan’s Jonglei state have been diagonised with the deadly Hepatitis B, a deadly disease that affects one’s liver.

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A sick child lies on a bed in a hospital in Jonglei state capital Bor on 15 March 2014 (Photo: Reuters/Andreea Campeanu)

People diagnosed with the infection are currently getting advice and mediation at Bor civil hospital where necessary medical support is provided to suppress the disease.

Doctors in Jonglei state hospital have raised concerns about the increasing rate of Hepatitis B from the state capital, Bor.

Yaak Jurkuch, a medical officer at Bor hospital, said patients diagnosed with Hepatitis B are always sent for liver function test to know damages caused by the disease on the liver of a person.

The hospital received 10 patients between April and May, which indicated that maybe many other might be suffering in silence from the virus.

“Let us prevent ourselves from these disease because it is dangerous if you get it”, he said.

(ST)

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