World Hepatitis Day: EP President Jerzy Buzek joins ELPA liver testing activity – ELPA – European Liver Patients Association

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2010-05-20 14:18

Mr. Buzek MEP, Mr. Ullmer MEP, Mrs. Piorkowsky

To celebrate World Hepatitis Day and create more awareness, ELPA offered free liver tests for members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 18th and 19th May. EP President Jerzy Buzek joined ELPA to have his blood checked for the levels of his ALT liver enzyme. After the test, Mr Buzek MEP pointed out that hepatitis B and C are an urgent public health issue in Europe: “Hepatitis C and hepatitis B are very dangerous diseases. Prevention is possible on the level of healthcare service. And, a simple test is very, very important, because nine out of ten carriers of hepatitis B and C don’t even know that they are ill.”