Medical experts are pushing for more research on hepatitis B – a disease that kills twice as many people as malaria. Photo: Alamy

Hepatitis B cure research: health organisations, patient groups, scientists launch campaign

  • China, India, Nigeria, Indonesia and the Philippines account for nearly 60 per cent of the 257 million people chronically infected with the disease
  • Hepatitis B kills 900,000 people a year, twice as many as malaria, but gets less attention; antiviral drugs keep it in check, but vaccination rates need to rise
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Medical experts are pushing for more research on hepatitis B – a disease that kills twice as many people as malaria. Photo: Alamy
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