Monday, July 23, 2012

July 28th marks World Hepatitis Day

We were also joined on the line by Dr Waldemar Szpak - Clinical oncologist and Chairperson of the South African Oncology Consortium to tell us more about hepatitis. On Saturday, 28th of July is World Hepatitis Day and the theme is "this is hepatitis...Know it. Confront it. Hepatitis affects everyone, everywhere". It is reported that because Hepatitis B and C are both “silent” viruses - together these two kill approximately one million people a year. Shockingly, one in 12 people worldwide are living with either chronic hepatitis B or C – without having any symptoms – they could be infected for years without knowing it. Dr Szpak explained more about the signs and symptoms. For more information contact your nearest clinic or the World Hepatitis Alliance at www.worldhepatitisalliance.org  

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