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Hepatitis needn't kill, if we fight it right

Anonymity is important: Millions of victims of this little-understood infection suffer wrenching discrimination.

This World Hepatitis Day, on July 28, set off yet another year of grim diagnosis and treatment. An estimated 1.4 million people die each year in the world from Hepatitis B, about 4,000 a day, due to liver cirrhosis (shrunken hard liver) or liver cancer. This is a staggeringly high number, higher than the counts for HIV/ AIDS and tuberculosis combined. At 40 million, India has the maximum number

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