July 28 Is World Hepatitis Day #worldhepatitisday
Make Sure To Get Your Hepatitis Vaccination or Learn About How Hepatitis Impacts Boise Seniors
Get the Facts: Hepatitis Awareness Day
During the month July Boise Seniors can learn about the facts of Chronic hepatitis B and C. On July 28th, Hepatitis Day will be the day all seniors should note, as Hepatitis B and C can be life-threatening infectious diseases that cause serious liver damage, cancer, and even premature death. More than 300 million people are infected with the hepatitis B virus or the hepatitis C virus.
Hepatitis B and C are silent epidemics, hitting children and marginalized populations the hardest which include people who inject drugs, Indigenous Peoples, prisoners, men who have sex with men, migrants and people living with HIV/AIDs.
Globally, 90% of people living with hepatitis B and 80% living with hepatitis C are unaware they are living with the disease, resulting in the real possibility of developing fatal liver disease or liver cancer at some point in their lives and in some cases, unknowingly transmitting the infection to others.
With the availability of effective vaccines and treatments for hepatitis B and a cure for hepatitis C, the elimination of viral hepatitis is achievable, but greater awareness and understanding of the disease and the risks is a must, as is access to cheaper diagnostics and treatment.
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