California: Lofty Goal -- Stamp Out Silent Killer Hepatitis B
June 8, 2010
Public health officials and Asian community leaders are working together to eradicate hepatitis B virus from San Francisco, the city with the highest concentration of HBV in the country, as well as the highest rates of liver cancer. A campaign has been launched to make screening a standard part of health care, especially among Asians.
The irony is that hepatitis B is treatable, and liver cancer can be prevented, if patients and doctors know to look for it, according to Dr. Samuel So, director of the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University.
San Francisco Chronicle
06.07.2010; Erin Allday
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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