We are going to share today is what national day? World Hepatitis Day wanted by the WHO, is intended to make known different forms of hepatitis to the general public and provide axes of action:
- How to recognize hepatitis?
- How is hepatitis transmitted?
- Who is exposed to hepatitis?
- What are the different methods of prevention and treatment?
World Hepatitis Day July 28
Despite the ravages caused, the various hepatitis are largely unknown, they are often not diagnosed or treated. More than one billion people are infected with hepatitis B or C.
WHO pulls the alarm signal?
The day against hepatitis is a timely reminder of the plague: hepatic risks are a major health risk in the world with nearly 1.4 million deaths recorded each year and hundreds of millions of people affected by this chronic condition.
Hepatitis A: 1.4 million cases of hepatitis A are registered each year.
Hepatitis B: 2 billion people infected with hepatitis B
Hepatitis C: 150 million people carry chronic infection with hepatitis C.
Events to raise awareness exist in many countries and record results.
France has also had its own Hepatitis C screening day, October 16, suppressed since 2013 and the Canadian Ministry of Health has a full month of awareness.