The situation with medicine in Ukraine is always hotly debated, and as for such diseases as it is not at all rejoicing. Therefore, we consider it necessary to inform about the World Hepatitis Day 2016, in order to once again draw attention to the danger of this disease.
International Day Against Viral Hepatitis is held annually on July 28. July 28, World Hepatitis Day was not chosen by chance. To pay tribute to the scientist, American doctor Baruch Samuel Blumberg, the Nobel Prize winner, who, in fact, discovered the hepatitis B virus, stopped at the date of his birth. Hepatitis viruses are considered one of the major risk factors for human health. The importance of this day cannot be overestimated. According to official statistics, more than 2 billion people in the world suffer from hepatitis. In some countries, a large part of the population has contracted viral hepatitis A, and one tenth of the residents are carriers of hepatitis B and C viruses.We recommend to read about how in Ukraine are struggling with hepatitis.
For the first time such action was held in 2008 at the initiative of the International Hepatitis Alliance. In 2011, the World Health Organization added this date to its calendar, so on July 28, it received a new status of World Hepatitis Day. In order to draw attention to the problem, WHO recommends that health professionals conduct educational campaigns to inform people about viral hepatitis and the consequences of the disease. Preventive measures are equally important: diagnosis, vaccination against hepatitis, etc. About vaccination against hepatitis, we wrote earlier.
Recall that it is possible to protect yourself from hepatitis, if you observe hygiene (it is important to protect against viruses A and E), be careful during blood transfusions and sexual contacts (this will help protect against viruses B and C), as well as be immunized against hepatitis. Usually, a vaccine reliably protects a person from being infected with viruses A and B. This is what the International Day Against Viral Hepatitis is intended to recall.
Since 2010, campaigns dedicated to World Hepatitis Day have used the image of three monkeys as a symbol of ignoring the problem of viral hepatitis in the world. Pictured below is the symbol of World Hepatitis Day.