Hepatitis 'epidemic' in Mildura

MILDURA is in the grasp of a hepatitis “epidemic”, with a staggering 9000 people in the Murray Primary Health Network (MPHN) region living with hepatitis B and C, according to the Doherty Institute’s most recent national report.

The report also states most sufferers in the Murray PHN area are “unaware or not getting treated” for their condition, and has the “lowest uptake of treatment and care” for hepatitis C than any other PHN in Victoria.

While hepatitis B prevalence in the region is low, the report states that only 11.8 per cent of people with the virus are accessing treatment.

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