Hepatitis is affecting more than 350 million people around the world. Although it is just one name, it's a group of infectious diseases. Both A, B, C, D, and E are typical, although hepatitis A is the most common, short-term disease, while hepatitis B, C, and D are the most likely to become chronic and persistent. Hepatitis E is usually acute, but it can be particularly dangerous in pregnant women.
Many people don't have symptoms in the early stages of hepatitis, depending on the type of hepatitis. As a result, an estimated additional 3 million people in the world are infected with the disease, but don't know it. Routine testing lowers these figures. Routine testing lowers these figures. However, those that need the screenings the most may not know how to obtain them.
Other risk factors associated with hepatitis include cirrhosis and liver cancer. In addition, the disease accounts for 399,000 deaths worldwide each year.
Free screenings will be available in 100 countries on July 28. Other public vaccination drives or public awareness campaigns may also exist. The World Health Organisation and the World Hepatitis Alliance publish a study describing all the events around the world at the end of the year.
How to celebrate #worldhepatitisday
Learn the difference between the five types of hepatitis from the Center for Disease Control's website.
Watch a video on hepatitis made by the United States. The Department of Health and Human Services is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.
To track the discussion, get on social media with #WorldHepatitisDay.
The world hepatitis day is the longest in history
- First International Hepatitis C Awareness Day is scheduled on October 1, 2004
- First World Hepatitis Day is scheduled on May 19th, 2008 – First World Hepatitis Day is scheduled as May 19th
- In Cuttack, Odisha, the concept of World Hepatitis Day originated in 2010. On the birthday of Nobel Laureate Baruch Samuel Blumberg, discoverer of the hepatitis B virus, who died on July 28, a date was suggested