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World Hepatitis Day

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    10Pointer
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    Science & Technology
  • Published
    29th Jul, 2020
  • World Hepatitis Day is marked by the World Health Organization and various other organizations all over the world.
  • July 28 was chosen as it is the birthday of Nobel Prize winner Dr Baruch Blumberg. The scientist discovered Hepatitis B virus.
  • The World Hepatitis Day is marked to raise awareness of different forms of hepatitis.
  • It strengthens prevention, screening and control of viral hepatitis. The day aims to increase Hepatitis Vaccine Coverage.
  • This year, the World Hepatitis Day is marked on the following theme: Hepatitis-Free Future
  • There are five main strains of Hepatitis Virus namely A, B, C, D and E. The Hepatitis B and C are the most common strains causing deaths