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we did a very special. not just next day but every day. thousands of children still waiting for their delivery sponsor a box today so together. they live a few inches. today as well hepatitis day every year more than a 1000000 people die from liver cancer and cirrhosis which of course by viral hepatitis the numbers are staggering for a disease which vaccines under treatment are now available. locally. but i just be under sea africa 325000000 people but only one in 10 of those people have been tested and only one in 5 have received appropriate
treatment. the world health organization wants to eliminate hepatitis by 2030 but some experts are now asking whether the covert 1000 pandemic could derail that old . welcome to you covered $900.00 special here on the news i want to get john's on the line the tally with us sars curve too isn't our only enemy amid the coronavirus pandemic viral hepatitis continues to claim thousands of lives every day worth remembering what we're up against. there of the main strains of the hepatitis virus referred to as types a b. c. d. and. according to the world health organization millions of sufferers unaware of the disease but slowly creeps up on them with an inflammation of the liver unbeknown to them all habitat is pathogens except for c. . preventable by
a vaccine. the lack of testing also means in many cases i discovered too late. and that for a disease that spreads easily and through poor food hygiene dirty water and lack of sanitation. the rest see. bread via blood semen and other bodily fluids. for more i'm joined by all of him care the spokesman of the german association off research based pharmaceutical companies good to have you with us the place tell me how is the fight against cope with 19 affecting the fight against hepatitis. it's affected in 2 ways really one of the vaccination campaigns get interrupted in quite a number of countries because. the health care system is so occupied with dealing with covert 19. the problem is that patients
are afraid to go to the doctor because they are afraid to contract covert 19 in the waiting room really. if they suspect that they may have got infected of some kind of appetite tease i don't think diagnosis and don't think treatment of course that is a phenomenon that we see with a lot of illnesses heart attacks and so forth. at the time just however is also known as the silent epidemic what actually do we need to know about it how how does it differ from co with 19. well have a tie does this actually not one does the least 5 different diseases they all calls by viruses have a different cold so. dangerous one so really the most dangerous ones
b. c. and d. and. these appetite is especially b. and c. and i can be really silent as you are in fact it. for you if without noticing you have no symptoms you'll feel well a ripping fine and only off to a year off when the viruses really how much harm to your liver you'll start to feel sometimes that's why it's called fila right and of course there is no vaccine against hepatitis c. yet there are certain drugs to treat patients. we'll talk about that in a moment don't go anywhere but let's just have a quick look at where we stand with the treatment for hepatitis c. and how this could perhaps also help 1000 patients. around one percent of the world's population 71000000 people have hepatitis c.
. the virus is transmitted through infected blood for example from shared syringes toothbrushes razors and through unprotected sex. unsterilized equipment in tattoo studios there's also a risk it causes to be to $4000000.00 new infections every year. the virus attacks the liver and causes an infection which can have serious complications such as liver cancer also ross says there is no vaccine but there are medicines to treat the infection for decades researchers have given intense study to the hepatitis c. virus that could help in the search for medicine to fight cause that 19. researchers at the university of mines in germany have fed reams of data into the supercomputer the computer simulates the effects of 42000 substances
tested in hepatitis research against the corona virus the result for hepatitis medications contain active ingredients which could hinder replication of the. virus that discovery could accelerate the time to develop and other drug. of the german association of research based pharmaceutical companies i.d.d. we find a therapy that helps those hepatitis c. encoded 9000 patients but what are the chances well it would be absolutely fantastic if one of those trucks what do you really suited to treat covert 19 because we know them well we know about the side effects are minimal so these are the kinds of methods you really want to have. it just takes time the supercomputers right at the beginning then of calls you have to verify
those results in cell cultures for example because they were out of the t. logical flow system is not a level of complexity above supercomputer and if it turns out that you can use them in clinical trials so at the moment. from drawn off actually different drugs. which contain antibodies which have been copied from antibodies found in the blood of x. patients x. covered 9000 patients so they seem to have the best chances right now in order to. cure well 900 patients is that one of the best shots that we're having right now. it's suddenly one of the best shots and it's an approach which you can pursue
fairly quickly we know how to handle end it all days we know how to produce them mass produce them with biotechnology and so if this turns out to be a good approach we can have a mass production of them and handling in the clinics quite quickly but these are just some of the many many approaches we have we have stopped counting at something $200.00 plus madsen's actually tests that fall the suitability against go with 19 among them some hepatitis smithson's right well that sounds promising and hopefully very soon we're lucky and find the right era before all those diseases well think of from the german pharmaceutical industries association thank you so much for your time oh you're welcome thank you.
now then how are animals fairing in the pandemic that depends of course on where they live and how they kept to penguins young ones at the brookfield zoo in chicago are visibly enjoying being pumped that there's a staff perhaps just about a month ago and this is this they're thriving and growing fast brookfield susa indoor animal buildings of course have been temporarily closed to guests due to kobe $1000.00 pandemic. and the reason we show you this well we thought we share those pictures with you because many of you keep asking about animals and 19 in fact that is the question that our science correspondent eric williams is going to answer now. what are the optics on infection and pat. this is a question i answered back in march based on a pre-print study that has since been peer reviewed and published but because it's asked over and over i guess it's time for
a general reminder the authors found that of the common pets challenge with the virus ferrets could be infected but weren't very contagious cats appeared most at risk of both developing disease and passing it along to other cats dogs on the other hand didn't appear to be very susceptible but other animals might contribute to outbreaks a lot of mink have been called on fur farms and denmark spain and the netherlands in the last few months animal welfare groups say say well over a 1000000 after the discovery that they could contract and pass on the disease not only to other means but also very likely to pets like like cats the fear is that fur farms could act as a reservoir for the virus and thereby contribute to future outbreaks in general though current thinking is that the chance of transmission from pets or other
animals to people that it's quite. the infected mink told on the fur farms in europe probably contract of the original way from the humans who work there. the coronavirus pandemic has also changed the lives of millions of goats sheep and camels normally they now get sold at major markets ahead of. the festival of sacrifice this year fears about catching the virus and keeping customers away and faced with deserted markets livestock breeders and traders turned to websites absence ocean media to showcase their animals the festival of sacrifice is one of 2 major holy days observed by muslims across the world including some 600000000 in south asia. well that's how all still all for tonight in special today of course remember that you can post your questions to derek on our you tube channel and if you'd like to keep up with the latest developments on
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