July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. In 2016, every country in the world signed up to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030 and World Hepatitis Day is an annual reminder to continue that fight. Viral hepatitis (most notably hepatitis A, B, and C) kills an estimated 1.4 million people every year around the world, but these deaths are preventable with early detection.
In the United States, viral hepatitis affects millions of people, with hepatitis C affecting the largest population – about 40,000 new cases of acute hepatitis C every year. An estimated 2.4 million people in the United States are living with chronic hepatitis C, which occurs if acute hepatitis C infection is left untreated.
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