#Asian community takes aim at hepatitis B. #healthcare

(San Francisco Chronicle) San Francisco public health officials and Asian community leaders are trying to eradicate hepatitis B from the city – a tall order, considering the city has the highest concentration of hepatitis B in the country, as well as the highest rates of liver cancer, which is usually caused by the virus.

The key to wiping out hepatitis B – and protecting people from liver cancer – is to make screening a basic part of health care, especially among Asians, say doctors and Asian American health advocates who have launched a campaign to get more people tested.

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