Fighting For a World Free From Viral Hepatitis
July 28th is World Hepatitis Awareness Day in Charlotte
BrightStar Care of Charlotte Supports Hepatitis AwarenessIn just 10 years of existence, The World Hepatitis Foundation has not just changed the course of history for viral hepatitis, but has put hepatitis awareness on the map for local advocacy groups all over the world. BrightStar Care of Charlotte supports the WHF campaign this month to bring awareness to the Charlotte community.
Please help unite the community this July 28th and support World Hepatitis Day 2019.
Although we have come a long way and great progress is being made, globally, a local strategy needs help to target local elderly communities into reality. For many years viral hepatitis was neglected, there’s a lot of catching up to do. Collaboration will be the key, we know that elimination will not be achieved without putting the people affected by viral hepatitis at the heart of the solution.
Help Build Awareness with the Hepatitis Facts:
- Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B can both be prevented with vaccines. Cases of Hepatitis A have dramatically declined in the U.S. over the last 20 years largely due to vaccination efforts. The Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for all children at one year of age and for adults who may be at increased risk. Hepatitis A is also transmitted by consuming contaminated food or water.
- Unfortunately, many people became infected with Hepatitis B before the Hepatitis B vaccine was widely available. The hepatitis B vaccine is now recommended in adults who may be at increased risk.
BrightStar Care is ready to help. For more information about our home care services in Charlotte please contact us at 704-919-0955.
BrightStar Care of Charlotte provides a full continuum of private duty home care services comprised of companionship, personal care, transportation, medication assistance, skilled nursing and more to improve the lives of those living with care needs.