According to the World Health Organization, the number of hepatitis cases around the globe is in the millions. In fact, over 10 million people have hepatitis C and 1.3 million people have hepatitis B. To make matters even worse, people are not taking a proactive approach to fighting the disease. Only one out of every five infants are getting the proper vaccinations for hepatitis B at birth. Experts say that this is at the core of the problem. Another factor that is driving the rates of hepatitis up is the injecting drug users that are spreading the disease. It is estimated that 67$ of injecting drug users in the world have been exposed to hepatitis C and 10% to Hepatitis B.
The only way to stop this rate of infection, experts say, is to educate people on the risks of the disease and what it can do to the body. Many people who have HIV and are injecting drugs into their body are spreading the disease at a rate too fast for it to slow down. Governments have to step in and create programs to educate the public.