Get the facts, “World Hepatitis Day” is July 28th {#HealthyLiving}


“It’s closer than you think” is the theme of this year’s World Hepatitis Day, which takes place on 28 July 2012.

The campaign focuses on raising awareness of the different forms of hepatitis:

  • what they are and how they are transmitted
  • who is at risk
  • the various methods of prevention and treatment

Despite its staggering toll on health, hepatitis remains a group of diseases that are largely unknown, undiagnosed and untreated.  Get the facts:

Hepatitis A

1.4 million estimated cases occur annually.

Read the fact sheet on hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

2 billion people (estimated) worldwide have been infected with the virus.

Read the fact sheet on hepatitis B

Hepatitis C

150 million people are chronically infected with the virus.

Read the fact sheet on hepatitis C 

The information contained in this post was obtained from the World Health Organization.

{Disclaimer – The material provided on this site is designed for information and educational purposes only. The materials are not intended to be a self diagnostic and/or self treatment tool. I encourage you to use this information as a tool for discussing your condition and/or concerns with your health practitioner.}



  1. Journeysof TheZoo says:

    Wow, the numbers are pretty staggering. Thanks for the public service announcement. If it can help even one person…

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

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