500,000 Malaysian have hepatitis C — they just don’t know it yet

KUALA LUMPUR — It is estimated that about 500,000 Malaysians have Hepatitis C, but most of them are unaware of their infection, said the country’s Health Minister Dr S Subramaniam. Calling it a major challenge in the medical field, he said Hepatitis C incidence rates saw an increase from 3.71 per cent in 2009 to 8.57 per cent in 2016. "However, we must also be cognizant of the fact that the figures obtained from the Health Ministry may be an underestim