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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Hepatitis cases dropped in Brazil in 2019, confirming a downward trend in recent years. However, the country still needs to act to achieve the goal of reducing the disease by up to 90 percent and the deaths associated with it by 65 percent by 2030, according to the commitment made in the Global Strategic Plan for Viral Hepatitis.

The Ministry of Health presented the epidemiological bulletin on hepatitis on July 28th.

Type B cases totaled 13,971 in 2019, down from 14,686 the previous year. The number of deaths varied upward from 414 (2017) to . . .

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