Communication campaigns: World Hepatitis Day

Every year on 28 July, World Hepatitis Day is held to increase the awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis. 

Event

World Hepatitis Day 2020

Campaign
28 Jul 2020

ECDC coordinates the enhanced surveillance for hepatitis A, B and C to help countries define epidemiological trends or transmission patterns among newly diagnosed cases.

World Hepatitis Day on 28 July provides an opportunity each year to increase the awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis.

Event

Spring European Testing Week 2020

Campaign
15 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
ECDC

European Testing Week is a European campaign that encourages partner organisations, in community, health care and policy institutions, throughout Europe to unite for one week twice a year to increase testing efforts and promote awareness on the benefits of earlier hepatitis and HIV testing.

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Viral hepatitis: testing saves lives

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​Every year, around 50 000 newly diagnosed cases of hepatitis B and C are reported across Europe but millions are unaware of their infection. Left untreated, hepatitis can cause irreversible liver damage. Hepatitis A is recognised as a re-emerging health threat in Europe.

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ECDC marks World Hepatitis Day on 28 July

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Unknown, undiagnosed, untreated - hepatitis affects millions of people around the world but as many infections are accompanied by no symptoms, the disease is often not diagnosed. Untreated chronic infection with hepatitis B and C may progress to liver cirrhosis or cancer.

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