Hepatitis crisis looms, warns expert

Australia faces a hepatitis crisis without an urgent lift in immunisation and treatment levels, warn experts in the field.  Liver complications resulting from hepatitis B kill almost 400 Australians each year, yet fewer than one in five people living with chronic hepatitis B are receiving anti-viral treatment.  Dr Benjamin Cowie, an infectious diseases doctor at Royal Melbourne Hospital, says state and federal governments must rethink current policies to stem a blow-out in deadly liver disease and liver cancer cases... Read full article here.