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WHO Western Pacific Regional Committee Discusses Concerns Over Viral Hepatitis

Pacific Daily News/USA TODAY: Viral hepatitis in Pacific a chief WHO concern
“Viral hepatitis, a disease that kills many in the Western Pacific region, was the first issue the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Committee discussed Tuesday. Guam is hosting the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific this week … The disease kills more than 1,500 a day in the region, more than HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria combined, a WHO report states…” (Sablan, 10/14).

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