File - Health Minister Wael Abu Faour attends a ceremony in Baabda, Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon's Health Ministry launched a campaign Thursday with the aim of raising awareness about the spread, symptoms and consequences of hepatitis.The head of Roche's science office, Abdel Rahman Sabra, explained that hepatitis leads to inflammation of the liver, which may then cause the organ's deterioration and thus other, more dangerous, diseases.Sabra said that by the time the disease's symptoms appear, the liver has 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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