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    Malaysia’s Hepatitis B, C death notification rate rising

    THE STAR – The notification rate for Hepatitis B and C mortality in Malaysia shows an increase to 0.16 and 0.27 per 100,000 persons respectively in 2021, compared with only 0.13 and 0.19 per 100,000 persons reported in 2015.

    Malaysian Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the notification rate for new cases of Hepatitis C also showed an increase to 8.59 per 100,000 persons in 2021, compared with 6.9 per 100,000 persons in 2015.

    However, he said that the notification rate for new cases of Hepatitis B dropped to 11.6 persons per 100,000 population last year, compared with 12.2 persons in 2015.

    “The increase in new cases of Hepatitis C is a result of the increased awareness of the public to undergo screening tests, especially among at-risk individuals,” he added.

    Malaysian Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. PHOTO: THE STAR
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