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Friday, 28 July 2017

World Hepatitis Day: 28 July


World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change.

The Theme for World Hepatitis Day 2017 is 'Eliminate Hepatitis'. Viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for 1.34 million deaths per year – that’s as many as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria. Together, hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C cause 80% of liver cancer cases in the world.

Source- The Hindu


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