World Hepatitis Day

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day.

Hepatitis is one of the most common causes of liver cirrhosis and cancer. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), a European Union Agency coordinates the surveillance for hepatitis A, B and C to help countries define trends or transmission patterns among newly diagnosed cases/patients.

Still a lot of work needs to be done!

In fact, according to recent ECDC findings, only a few countries across the European Union and/or the European Economic Area have met the 2020 target of the European Action Plan in diagnosing 50% of people with chronic hepatitis B or C.

For more information about the ECDC’s work please click here.

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