Health Minister Wael Abu Faour (The Daily Star)
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Lebanon's Health Ministry launched an awareness campaign Thursday on the spread of the viral hepatitis, aimed at informing citizens about the disease's symptoms and consequences.The head of Roche's science office, Abdel Rahman Sabra, explained that hepatitis leads to inflammation of the liver, which may then lead to the liver's deterioration and thus to other, more dangerous, diseases.Sabra said that by the time the disease's symptoms appear, the liver would have already started its gradual deterioration. However, he assured that the vaccines preventing hepatitis B are effective and available at the Health Ministry free of charge.
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