Monday, July 17, 2017

World Hepatitis Day is July 28th - are you at risk for viral hepatitis?

"World Hepatitis Day is recognized annually on July 28th, the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg (1925-2011). Dr. Blumberg discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967 and two years later developed the first hepatitis B vaccine and for these achievements won the Nobel Prize. 

In order to raise awareness of this hidden epidemic, July 28th has been designated as World Hepatitis Day.  Organizations around the world, including WHO and CDC, use World Hepatitis Day to raise awareness of the problem and what needs to be done to strengthen efforts in prevention, screening and control of viral hepatitis.  This year’s World Hepatitis Day theme is 'Eliminate Hepatitis'."

Read more about WHO and CDC efforts:

Are you at risk for viral hepatitis? Take this 5-minute assessment from the CDC and get a personalized report.

FACT: People born from 1945 - 1965 are 5 times more likely to be infected with Hepatitis C.  Learn more: //

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