World Hepatitis Day

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2021 DateJuly 28, 2021
2022 DateJuly 28, 2022
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 Disease Control (CDC), about 1.2 million people in the United States and about 350 million people worldwide have hepatitis B. World Hepatitis Day was established in 2004 by European and Middle Eastern patient groups. It is observed annually on July 28th.

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World Hepatitis Day Facts

  • The theme for World Hepatitis Day in 2021 was Hepatitis Can't Wait.
  • According to worldhepatitisday.org, 290 million people around the world are living with viral hepatitis, unaware.
  • 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 bodily fluids.

World Hepatitis Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Get tested for Hepatitis. Many people have it but go undiagnosed.
  • Watch Hepatitis Country, a documentary about people with hepatitis. It showcases people who have recovered from it and people fighting to prevent it.
  • Donate to help raise awareness about hepatitis.

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