World Hepatitis Day 2022- Date, History, Significance, Symptoms and More

The World Health Organization observes World Hepatitis Day on July 28 each year (WHO). World Hepatitis Day is used by organisations from all over the world to spread knowledge about this issue and discuss what practical steps should be taken for viral hepatitis prevention and control.

History of World Hepatitis Day

Every year on July 28th, World Hepatitis Day is observed in honor of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who was born on that date in 1925. he made the Hepatitis B virus known (HBV). He also produced a Hep-B virus vaccine and diagnostic test.

When the World Health Assembly passed the resolution in May 2010, World Hepatitis Day garnered worldwide attention.

Significance of World Hepatitis Day

We have the opportunity to support initiatives that raise awareness of the many types of hepatitis and their transmission on World Hepatitis Day.

The system of preventative care has to be managed more effectively and improved. Additionally, we must place a stronger emphasis on the importance of increasing hepatitis B vaccination rates.

Hepatitis immunization should be required, and appropriate distribution mechanisms should be set up.

Types of  Hepatitis

The hepatitis A viral infection that causes hepatitis A is an acute, transient illness (HAV).

The Hepatitis B virus is the cause of this chronic disease (HBV).

The Hepatitis C virus is the cause of this blood-borne sickness (HCV).

Hepatitis D Similar to other types, hepatitis D results in liver inflammation, but hepatitis B must first be present in order to get HDV.

Hepatitis E is a waterborne illness brought on by the hepatitis E virus (HEV). The majority of hepatitis E cases occur in places with inadequate sanitation systems and inadequate facilities for handling polluted water.

Symptoms of Hepatitis

These 7 Symptoms of Hepatitis:

1- Fatigue

2- Dark urine

3- Loss of Appetite

4- Abdominal Pain

5- Pale Stool

6- Weight loss

7- Yellow eyes and skin