Today, July 28, is World Hepatitis Day. But why do we observe World Hepatitis Day?

What is Hepatitis?

World Hepatitis Day

Viral hepatitis causes inflammation in the liver, a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. In addition, certain medical conditions, heavy alcohol use, some medications, and toxins can cause hepatitis.

How many people have hepatitis?

Millions of Americans from all walks of life are living with viral hepatitis. For example, 2.4 million people are estimated to be living with hepatitis C in the United States. However, there are five main hepatitis viruses, A, B, C, D and E and most don’t know they have the virus.

Why observe World Hepatitis Day?

Hepatitis can’t wait. This year’s theme for the health observance is “Hepatitis can’t wait.” Hepatitis can be life-threatening if untreated. According to data, one person dies every 30 seconds from a hepatitis-related illness. So we must act on viral hepatitis, and we should spread its awareness.

Get to know your health today and get treated

Don’t be in the dark about your health. Hepatitis can’t wait. You can get diagnosed and treated for viral hepatitis at
Doral Health & Wellness.

Call 718-DORAL-55 and schedule an appointment with a dedicated, knowledgeable primary care physician who can help you today.