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World Hepatitis Day, July 28

Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year. Hepatitis remains largely ignored or unknown. Transmission of this virus can be prevented through better awareness and services that improve vaccinations, blood and injection safety, and reduce harm.  On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2015, CDC with WHO, and partners, focus on the prevention of viral hepatitis to raise awareness among the general public and infected patients, but also to urgently promote improved access to hepatitis services, particularly prevention interventions, by policymakers.

This date was chosen for World Hepatitis Day in honor of the birthday of Nobel Laureate Professor Baruch Samuel Blumberg, who discovered the hepatitis B virus.


Prevalence of Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Pigs at the Time of Slaughter, United Kingdom, 2013

Ribavirin for Chronic Hepatitis Prevention among Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

Wildlife Reservoir for Hepatitis E Virus, Southwestern France

Seroprevalence for Hepatitis E and Other Viral Hepatitides among Diverse Populations, Malawi

Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus among Prisoners, Australia, 2005–2012

Hepatitis E Epidemic, Biratnagar, Nepal, 2014

Prevalence of Hepatitis E Virus Antibodies, Israel, 2009–2010

High Prevalence of Hepatitis Delta Virus among Persons Who Inject Drugs, Vietnam

Prisoners Treated for Hepatitis C with Protease Inhibitor, New York, USA, 2012

Hepatitis E Virus Genotype 4 in Yak, Northwestern China

Hepacivirus Infection in Domestic Horses, Brazil, 2011–2013

Hepatitis E Virus Infections in Blood Donors, France

Frequent Hepatitis E Virus Contamination in Food Containing Raw Pork Liver, France

Hepatitis E Virus and Implications for Blood Supply Safety, Australia

Pork Consumption and Seroprevalence of Hepatitis E Virus,Thailand, 2007–2008

Hepatitis E Virus Genotype 3 in Wild Rats, United States

Hepatitis E Virus Strains in Rabbits and Evidence of a Closely Related Strain in Humans, France

Hepatitis E Virus in Pork Production Chain in Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain, 2010

Hepatitis E Virus in Pork Food Chain, United Kingdom, 2009–2010

Autochthonous Infections with Hepatitis E Virus Genotype 4, France

Putative Novel Genotype of Avian Hepatitis E Virus, Hungary, 2010

Novel Hepatitis E Virus in Ferrets, the Netherlands


Hepatitis E and Maternal Deaths