World Hepatitis Day, observed in July and sponsored by the World Hepatitis Alliance, encourages people to Know Hepatitis. Act Now.
World Hepatitis Day is an opportunity to highlight the global burden of this disease, CDC’s efforts to combat viral hepatitis around the world, and what actions individuals can take.
Viral hepatitis, a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E, affects almost 400 million people worldwide, causing both acute and chronic liver disease. In 2013, viral hepatitis was the seventh leading cause of death worldwide, compared to the tenth leading cause of death in 1990.
World Hepatitis Day Sponsor:
World Hepatitis Alliance
To learn more, visit http://www.worldhepatitisday.info
The awareness color for Hepatitis C is Red and Yellow.