World Hepatitis Day takes place today, 28 July 2015, and is a day where WHO and its partners will urge policy-makers, health workers and the public to act now to prevent infection and death from hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E and affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.5 million people every year, mostly from hepatitis B and C. While these infections can be prevented, many do not know how this can be done.
Some of the key messages of the World Hepatitis Day 2015 is to promote the understanding of how hepatitis is spread, pushing for safer injections to prevent the spread of hepatitis, vaccinating children and encouraging testing and treatment for the disease. While there are no vaccines against hepatitis C, D and E, you can get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, which are also 2 of the 3 most common hepatitis strains. Protecting yourself early helps to prevent the risk of infection.
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Wishing you the best of health, The Editorial Team The Medical Concierge Group