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Drug abuse responsible for hepatitis epidemic in the Kashmir 2019

Drug abuse responsible for hepatitis epidemic in the Kashmir
Drug additives are more at risk of contracting Hepatitis and HIV and have the potential to spread these deadly infections, "said Dr. Nissar Ul Hassan, DAC President in an ongoing statement to GNS.
He said that,"SMHS Drug Addiction Center in the year 2018-19 and a positive test was conducted and done for 61 for hepatitis C, 17 for Hepatitis B and HIV."
Citing a study, Dr. Nissar said that in every drug addict infected with the hepatitis virus is likely to infect 20 others and this severe infection of the disease occurs within the first 3 years of initial infection of the drugs.

"While Kashmir is being talked about the crisis of substance use, there is another hidden danger under it, increased transmission of hepatitis and HIV infection associated with drug abuse," he said.
Dr. Nissar said, "There is a pandemic of hepatitis in the valley and is a factor in the use of drugs."
"According to a study published in 2017, screening of 2000 patients participating in Government Dental College and Hospital Srinagar revealed the prevalence of 12 percent for Hepatitis B and C infection respectively," he said.
Dr. Nissar said during screening in 2018, it was found positive for hepatitis B that 38 percent of the two twin villages of Kokarnag region and Sonerai of Kokernag region were found to be infected with hepatitis C infection. C in the Vicious Zone of the Shopian area.

"About 460 cases of HIV infection have been registered at SKIMS Hospital," he said.
"Hepatitis B, C and HIV infections are serious medical conditions and infected patients do not show symptoms of disease for many years. Dr. Advocating Nissar said that beginning with the delay is important. Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) said on Tuesday that drug misuse is responsible for the spread of hepatitis infection in Kashmir. In a statement issued to GNS, DAC President Dr. Nisar-ul-Hassan said, "Drug addiction is more prone to Hepatitis and HIV prevalence and is capable of spreading these deadly infections."
"This is the tip of the iceberg because most people who make intoxicants do not seek medical treatment and they are not tested," he said. Citing a study, Dr. Nissar said that every drug addict infected with hepatitis virus is likely to infect 20 others and this severe infection of the disease occurs within the first 3 years of initial infection.
"While Kashmir is being talked about the crisis of substance use, there is another hidden danger under it, increased transmission of hepatitis and HIV infection associated with drug abuse," he said.

Dr. Nissar said, "There is a pandemic of hepatitis in the valley and is a factor in the use of drugs."
"According to a study published in 2017, screening of 2000 patients participating in Government Dental College and Hospital Srinagar revealed the prevalence of 12 percent for Hepatitis B and C infection respectively," he said.
Dr. Nissar said during screening in 2018, it was found positive for hepatitis B that 38 percent of the two twin villages of Kokarnag region and Sonerai of Kokernag region were found to be infected with hepatitis C infection. C in the Vicious Zone of the Shopian area.

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