Hepatitis Awareness Day is July 28th

v    Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer, which is the second biggest cancer killer.

v    Viral hepatitis kills 1.5 million people worldwide each year.  That’s as many people s HIV/AIDS.

v    For the world’s 8th biggest killer—viral hepatitis is remarkably neglected.

v    Do you know that adults born between 1945 through 1965 are five times more likely to have Hepatitis C?

v    Symptoms of viral hepatitis often go unnoticed.

 

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HEPATITIS: THINK AGAIN!

The World Health Organization (WHO) marks July 28 each year to increase the awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes.

Viral hepatitis, a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease.

But-Hepatitis remains largely ignored or unknown.

On World Hepatitis Day, the WHO will urge policymakers, health workers, and the public to “Think Again”about this silent killer.

Speak to your medical provider about your own risk for Hepatitis, or go to www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/RiskAssessment/ to do your own risk assessment for this silent killer.

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