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World Hepatitis Day

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Worldwide one out of twelve people suffers under hepatitis B or C – but only few know about it. Even after years the hepatitis viruses can cause cirrhosis or liver cancer. Therefore, early diagnosis leads to a better therapy. Finally, after years of research hepatitis B can be controlled and hepatitis C is meanwhile curable.

Since 2011 the World Hepatitis Day is celebrated as an official Health Day of the WHO. The date of 28 July was established in honor of the hepatitis B-discoverer Professor Baruch Bloomberg, who was born on this day.

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