Hepatitis refers to the inflammation of the liver caused by viral infections at the primary level.
There are several other reasons too associated with it, in which secondary results of medications, drugs appear as the chief cause.
Viral hepatitis is grouped into type a, b, c, d and e, in which Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are the most fatal, resulting in the death of nearly 1.4 million people around the globe each year.
According to WHO, As of the end of 2019, as per an estimate, more than 40 0000 Malaysian individuals have chronically infected from this disease, whereas only about 1% of them were treated in Malaysia.
In the majority of cases, the disease remains unnoticed and undiagnosed as it is asymptomatic until symptoms develop due to serious liver damage. This is a huge public health burden.
In Malaysia, Hepatitis remained a major concern as a large number of people living with Hep C did not know they were affected until the last stage when it resulted in either cirrhosis of liver or liver cancer.
In other words, about one out of every fifty Malaysians has Hep C and they do not even know it.
Viral hepatitis infection remained an important national public health concern which, if left untreated, could lead to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Cause and Spread
It may happen from sharing of reused needles and syringes, in a health care facility or tattoo parlours or any place involving injections and insertions; transfusion of unchecked blood; and sexual practices which might result in bleeding.
How to Buy Generic Epclusa, Harvoni in India
The major genotype prevalent worldwide is genotype 1, which accounts for nearly 40%-80% of all the isolates. While in Malaysia, the most common genotype is genotype 3 and as it is dominant there, it is assumed in most cases, the HCV infection is genotype 3.
Hep C Genotype 3 can be treated with generic Epclusa which is a dosage combination of Sofosbuvir 400 mg and Velpatasvir 100 mg.
Epclusa is highly effective not only against Genotype 3 but also all the other genotypes. However, its extremely high price in the International market maintenance almost makes it impossible for the majority of Malaysians to afford it.
Low-cost hepatitis c treatment is available in India, those Malaysian patients who don’t want to wait can easily import this medicine directly from India to Malaysia. The shipping will generally take 10 to 20 days.