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Hepatitis rates worsening in Indigenous communities

Hepatitis rates worsening in Indigenous communities

Updated 15 September 2014, 16:34 AEST

Across the region, hepatitis is a huge problem and it's getting worse.

About as many people die of hepatitis as of AIDS-related illnesses in the Asia Pacific each year.

In Australia, Hepatitis-related liver cancer deaths are expected to treble by 2030.

And it's particularly ravaging Indigenous communities, with Aboriginal people almost 10 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than other Australians.

Presenter: Lexi Metherell

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