Special Issue "Global Elimination of Viral Hepatitis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: Viral hepatitis
Interests: Hepatology; Viral Hepatitis; Clinical Laboratory Science; Fatty Liver; Hepatitis B; Liver Diseases; Molecular Diagnostics; Chronic Hepatitis C; Chronic Hepatitis B; Hepatitis
Five unrelated hepatotropic viruses are the cause of viral hepatitis, which is a major concern of global public health. Hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis D (delta) virus (HDV), and hepatitis E viruses (HEV) are different causes for acute and chronic types of hepatitis that can lead to life-threatening complications such as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Different strains of these viruses have distinct geographical distributions, with almost 600 million carriers worldwide. The annual mortality rate of viral hepatitis is around 1.5 million individuals, of which the majority are related to HBV and HCV infections. Relying on advanced diagnostic techniques and strategies for blood screening together with the availability of efficient vaccine and effective antiviral treatment for HBV and HCV, respectively, WHO has implemented a global elimination program in 2016 to end it in 2030. The success of this program depends on the improvement of our insight into the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prophylactic countermeasures of viral hepatitis. An update of these crucial topics could be achieved in a Special Issue of Pathogens.
In the form of a Special Issue, we aim to provide a collection of the most recent top research articles, comprehensive reviews, as well as short communications in line with viral hepatitis. Through this Special Issue, we are pinpointing the current situation and future perspectives of the viral hepatitis elimination program.
I am looking forward to your valuable involvement in this interesting Issue.
Dr. MahmoudReza Pourkarim
Dr. Heidar Sharafi
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- Viral hepatitis
- Clinical outcome