Saturday, September 18, 2021

World Hepatitis Day is being commemorated today

World Hepatitis Day is being commemorated today in order to increase the awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver which causes a series of health problems, including liver cancer. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can cause a series of health problems often leading to death.

The theme of World Hepatitis Day 2020 is “Hepatitis can’t wait”, conveying the urgency of efforts needed to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. With a person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis-related illness – even in the current COVID-19 crisis – we can’t wait to act on viral hepatitis. Hepatitis A and E are mostly caused by the intake of contaminated food and water. Hepatitis B, C, and D usually occur after coming in contact with infected blood and body fluids.

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