Consequently, WHO said they remain untreated and are at risk of "a slow progression to chronic liver disease, cancer and death".
Lack of awareness among those infected is driving the virus's spread.
Hepatitis B is transmitted through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person.
This WHO Global hepatitis report describes, for the ﬁrst time, the global and regional estimates on viral hepatitis in 2015, setting the baseline for tracking progress in implementing the new global strategy.
Alcoholic hepatitis: Caused by drinking excessive amounts of alcohol over many years.
Gottfried Hirnschall, director of WHO's Department of HIV and the Global Hepatitis Programme, said the World Health Organization was working with governments, drugmakers and diagnostics companies to improve access. However, while TB- and HIV-related deaths have been declining, deaths from hepatitis are on the rise. "Since 2000 and 2015, we have seen a 22 percent increase from one million, as I said, to 1.34 million".
The report aims to standardize the understanding of the disease, which is a vital starting point for evaluating improvement towards reaching the 2030 goal to eliminate the disease, and reveals the regional and global new baseline data on the impact of viral hepatitis B and C.
Around 1.75 million people were newly infected with HCV in 2015, bringing the global total to 71 million, with experts identifying unsafe healthcare procedures and injection drug use as the top causes.
New infections of this type of the disease are falling, thanks to a vaccine given to 84 per cent of newborns across the world.
Hilary Duff splits from Matthew Koma
It was suspected that she and Koma split up when fans noticed that they stopped following each other on Instagram. Meanwhile, Duff met up with her ex Jason Walsh on Monday in New York City, where she is filming Younger .
Ana Maria Henao Restrepo, team leader, WHO Department of Immunisation, Vaccines and Biologicals, also speaking at the briefing, underlined the impact of vaccination campaigns.
The mortality rate of hepatitis B and C is comparable to that of tuberculosis, he said, outrunning that of malaria and HIV.
"That is great and as I mentioned because of this, 85 percent of the infants worldwide are protected with three doses of hepatitis B vaccine". Where we are lagging behind is on the first dose that is given after birth.
FILE - Paula Maupin, the public health nurse for eastern Indiana's Fayette County, holds one of the syringes provided to intravenous drug users taking part in the county's state-approved needle exchange program, which is housed in the county courthouse.
Europe and the eastern Mediterranean region are afflicted with the most hepatitis C cases at 14 million and 15 million respectively.
"More countries are making hepatitis services available for people in need - a diagnostic test costs less than $1 and the cure for hepatitis C can be below $200", he said.
Answering a question about the high prices of hepatitis C medicines in developed countries, and the rationing of medicines, Hirnschall said many countries have different policies and treatment guidelines.
Emma told La Stampa in 2011 that her husband had blackmailed her into getting married, threatening to kill her. It is this diet that followed, which gave her longevity, and also fascinated the medical and scientific world.
In Washington, President Donald Trump said the United States' relationship with Moscow "may be at an all-time low". Trump hoped that the European countries would have nothing to fear from Russian Federation .
Among the victims were a 17-year-old boy and a 23-year-old woman, both shot in the head in separate incidents. Foreign governments are also warning about the increasingly bellicose rhetoric coming from the government.
On Thursday, a US-led battalion in Poland bolstering Eastern European allies in Russia's shadow, is due to be activated. He has repeatedly questioned its goal and demanded the United States scale back how much it pays to the bloc.
There are certain complaints about the preview version that the app does not fully support Mac, iPad and Android tablet. You can also invite people to join a group through invitation links that you can share through email or messaging apps.
The United manager's relief was clear at the final whistle - and he was quick to applaud the visiting support. Between them Rashford, Ibrahimovic and Pogba missed more chances than they will probably wish to remember.
I'm looking forward to campaigning hard across all parts of Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, as I always have. Corbyn was in London to deliver what was the first major speech by a party leader in the election race.
My initial reaction is disgust that Starbucks would offer a sugar filled Frappuccino. "It's a great drink", he told the AP. When corporate says we're returning to our coffeehouse roots then launches unicorn frappuccinos .
It may never be clear why Hernandez would kill himself just days after he was cleared of two additional murder charges. Baez said the examiner's office is keeping Hernandez's brain illegally and he planned to take the matter to court.
If you like " Guardians Of The Galaxy " series and Bollywood, this would be the best thing you watch on the internet today. Hollywood star Chris Pratt has admitted his career was boosted because he was objectified.
Samsung Galaxy S8 owners can connect to the new Samsung Gear 360 camera to take stunning images and record videos in 4K. The new smartphones are powered by the new octa-core Exynos processors with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
Pyongyang vows to conduct 'weekly' tests
Trump campaigned on an "America first" platform, and has vowed to narrow big trade deficits with nations such as China and Japan. Lavrov added that he hopes the United States will not take any unilateral action against Pyongyang.
Turkish body votes against annulling referendum
Turkey's main opposition began a battle on Tuesday to annul the referendum. "It is wrong to speak after the people have spoken". He said the remarks made following the referendum had gone too far and that the report lacked respect for Turkish voters.
S. Korea indicts Lotte chief on bribery charge
Samsung's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong is standing trial for offering or promising to offer bribes to Park and her friend Choi. Prosecutors on Monday also charged Shin Dong-Bin, the chairman of the retail giant Lotte Group , with bribing Choi and Park.
May wins House of Commons backing for snap general election
But if the election result vindicates the pollsters, she will have a significantly stronger popular mandate than Cameron did. She added that she hoped it would bring about unity during a hard time as the United Kingdom negotiated the terms of Brexit.
City to you: 'Be Good Fans' during Oilers' playoff run
Couture damaged his mouth and required some massive dental work after he took a redirected slapshot to the mouth three weeks ago. The high amount was due in part to a carryover from a March 25 regular-season game when more than $76,000 went unclaimed.
Melenchon, Fillon bridge gap on top two in France election
Communist-backed candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon chose the most eye-catching campaign platform of the day - a barge on a Paris canal. And conservative Francois Fillon is taking his tough-on-security campaign to Nice, scarred by a deadly truck attack past year .
Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphones with Tinted Screens Anger Users
However, some Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners weren't able to adjust the colors on their screens, as they came already optimized. The Investor reports that the device crossed the milestone within 10 days, since the pre-orders began on April 7 in South Korea.