The most deadly virus on Earth
And it’s not AIDS, malaria or zika virus.
The main virus is a “killer” of people is hepatitis. To such conclusion scientists have come, having analysed data on various infections over the last 40 years in 147 countries.
The results of the study by the who and other UN agencies published in the Lancet.
According to them, on average, the proportion of infections accounted for approximately 19.4% of deaths and the number is growing.
The leader is recognized as viral hepatitis, which lately died about 1.34 million people. News5 bacteria that live with us every day
Death came not only from infection but also its negative consequences — cirrhosis and liver cancer and other complications, the newspaper notes.
In second place — the tuberculosis that claimed the lives of 1.2 million people, the third — HIV has killed approximately one million people. 719 more thousand people became victims of malaria.
But “hyped” zika virus was not as dangerous in 2015, it has caused two, in 2016-m — 19.
Thus, in contrast to HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, the number of deaths from hepatitis in recent years has not decreased, but increased by 22%, the researchers note.
Among the reasons — the high cost of existing drugs against hepatitis, inadequate funding for the development of new drugs and the ignorance of the majority of the infected they have the virus. Scientists estimate that only 5% of inhabitants in developed and developing countries is aware of his diagnosis and is being treated in hospital.
Such a sad course of events is that the hepatitis never entered the political priorities of all leading countries of the world and that there is some global systems for financing such projectoffers Sobresalen world Alliance for hepatitis
And the last, the above figures are approximate, but high-quality statistics in the who provide only 25 countries (Russia among them). So that the number of victims of hepatitis, HIV and other and other diseases can be significantly large.