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Type: Testing and Screening Vaccination
Hepatitis 'B' screening exercise for the public
PATRICK ASANTE-Kumah, the Western Regional Chairman of the Ghana Association of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists has disclosed that Hepatitis 'B' is the leading communicable disease in the country.
He noted that the disease contributed to about 16 per cent of ante-natal cases recorded at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi.
He indicated that pregnant women were particularly at risk due to the infectious nature of the disease adding that those who tested positive were undergoing counseling and treatment as a measure to manage the disease and prevent mother-to-child transmission.
Mr. Asante-Kumah who is also a biomedical scientist at the Effia-Nkwanta Hospital disclosed these at a free Hepatitis 'B' screening exercise for the public as part of programmes marking International Laboratory Day.
The screening exercise which was in collaboration with ROK Fm , a private radio station in Takoradi was attended by people from all walks of life in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis and beyond.
Read more at: http://www.modernghana.com/news/325558/1/hepatitis-b-leader-in-communicable-diseases.html