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The assessment of knowledge about viral hepatitis among Polish society

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Viral hepatitis is caused by viruses, the most important of which are hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). New discoveries and new therapeutic options result in better and better results of treatment. However, the public's awareness of the occurrence of these diseases and the detection of infections as soon as possible is still important, what is associated with better outcomes. In order to assess the basic knowledge about viral hepatitis among Polish society, an online survey spread throughout Poland and covering mainly young people was created. 2205 responses were collected and analyzed. On the basis of the results obtained, it can be concluded that Polish youth have little knowledge about viral hepatitis, what is associated with less awareness of the possibility of infection.
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  • Department of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology, Medical University of Silesia, Bytom, Poland
  • Department of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology, Medical University of Silesia, Bytom, Poland
  • Department of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology, Medical University of Silesia, Bytom, Poland
  • Department of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology, Medical University of Silesia, Bytom, Poland
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