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IBNLiving: Facts on Hepatitis C, diabeties

Apr 01, 2009 01:59 PM IST India India

Every 15th carrier of the Hepatitis C virus is an Indian, according to a recent report. At present, nearly 12.5 million Indians suffer from the virus, and more than 1 lac people die of it every year. Its estimated that Hepatitis C is also responsible for as many as 1 in 4 cases of liver cancer and 20 percent of chronic liver diseases.