Thursday, July 28, 2011

UN News: WHO and partners around the globe mark the first ever World Hepatitis Day, Posted by Menelik Zeleke





27 July 2011

Although viral hepatitis is one of the most prevalent, serious infectious conditions in the world, many people remain unaware of its staggering toll on human health. It is an issue in every country and among every age group. Nearly one out of every three people in the world (approximately 2 billion people) has been infected by hepatitis B virus, and one in twelve (more than 520 million people) live with chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus infection.

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