In the years gone by, Hepatitis Virus has become a serious concern. Viral Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused due to a virus, toxic substances or other infections, and it is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for 1.34 million deaths per year.

World Hepatitis Day 2022

What Is World Hepatitis Day

What Is World Hepatitis Day

The main purpose of celebrating World Hepatitis Day 2021/2022 is to make people aware of Hepatitis. It is a contagious disease caused by the hepatitis virus. This disease also infects the liver of monkeys with humans.

When Is World Hepatitis Day 2022

When Is World Hepatitis Day 2022

World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, 2022 is an opportunity to advance national and international efforts on hepatitis and highlight the need for a more global response. Hepatitis is classified into five different categories, based on the viruses, namely – A, B, C, D, and E.

Hepatitis A & E

Caused by Hepatitis A (HAV) virus and Hepatitis E (HEV) viruses respectively, this spreads through the consumption of contaminated food and water.

Hepatitis B, C & D

Hepatitis B is caused by the HBV virus and is transmitted through infected blood or body fluids.

Hepatitis D (HDV) infections occur only in those people who are infected with HBV. The combination of both these viruses is extremely dangerous and has the worst outcomes.

As Hepatitis A & E are contagious viruses, this infection spreads easily in the monsoon season.The most serious complication of HPV is liver failure which may result into death. People suffering from Hepatitis A & E require treatment in a hospital and sometimes it results in dehydration and bleeding.

World Hepatitis Day 2022

1. Fatigue 2. Nausea and vomiting 3. Abdominal pain or discomfort 4. Loss of appetite 5. Low-grade fever 6. Joint pain 7. Yellowing of the skin and eyes (Jaundice)

Symptoms of Hepatitis A

How to protect yourself from Hepatitis A

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