World Hepatitis Day

  • Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer, causing 80% of liver cancer deaths, and kills 1.5 million people worldwide yearly.
  • Hepatitis C virus is 10x more infectious than HIV.
  • Do you know that adults born between 1945 through 1965 are five times more likely to have Hepatitis C, and symptoms of viral hepatitis often go unnoticed?
  • The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports that 28% of new Hepatitis C reports in 2014 were from people younger than 30, suggesting that this increase is associated with substance abuse.
  • In Wisconsin in 2014, 65% of persons with acute Hepatitis C reported illegal injection drug use, and 69% reported sharing injection equipment.
  • Did you know that most of these Hepatitis cases could be prevented?

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. 2015’s theme is PREVENT HEPATITIS.ACT NOW.

  • KNOW THE RISK
  • DEMAND SAFE INJECTIONS
  • VACCINATE CHILDREN
  • GET TESTED, SEEK TREATMENT

 

 

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 and to learn how you can prevent hepatitis.

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