articles by Dr Rakesh Patel

India

World Hepatitis Day: Nearly 1.76 cr Indians infected with deadly virus; building awareness can help reduce risk

Contrary to what most people believe, it's just drug addicts who are at risk of hepatitis B, even routine procedures such as diagnostic blood tests, injections in hospitals, or a visit to a tattoo or acupuncture parlour and a barber can expose you to the hepatitis B virus