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Think NoHep this World Hepatitis Day

“Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing more than 1.4 million people every year, mostly from hepatitis B and hepatitis C. It is estimated that only 5% of people Read More >

Posted on by Dr. John W. Ward, Director, Division of Viral Hepatitis1 CommentTags , , ,

CDC Works with Partners Around the World to Combat Hepatitis

On July 28th, the United States joins countries around the globe to observe the third annual World Hepatitis Day. One of only eight health campaigns recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), this health observance raises awareness of the silent yet growing epidemic of viral hepatitis worldwide. Each year, 1.4 million persons lose their life Read More >

Posted on by Dr. Francisco Averhoff, Associate Director for Global Health - Division of Viral Hepatitis; Dr. John Ward, Director, Division of Viral HepatitisLeave a commentTags , , , , ,
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