World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day Quick Facts

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2020 DateJuly 28, 2020
2021 DateJuly 28, 2021
World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day History

World Hepatitis Day seeks to raise awareness for the spectrum of Hepatitis diseases. Hepatitis causes inflammation of liver cells. There are five main types of hepatitis, A, B, C, D and E. According to the Center for Desease Control (CDC), approx. 1.2 million people in the United States
and 350 million people worldwide have Hepatitis B. World Hepatitis Day was proclaimed by the World Health Organization. It is observed annually on July 28th.

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World Hepatitis Day Facts

  • The theme for World Hepatitis Day in 2018 was Find the Missing Millions.
  • Hepatitis A is usually transmitted by consuming contaminated food or water or coming into contact with an infected person's feces.
  • Hepatitis B is a sexually transmitted disease. It is transmitted through exposure to infected blood or body fluids.
  • Hepatitis B is spread via blood of an infected person.
  • Hepatitis can also be caused by alcohol and other toxins and infections.

World Hepatitis Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Get tested for Hepatitis.
  • Watch Hepatitis Country, a documentary about people with hepatitis, people who have recovered from it, and people fighting to prevent it.

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