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World Hepatitis Day In Kentucky is today, 28 Jul 2017
52 Weeks of Public Health Campaign Spotlight: Hepatitis, the Silent Killer.
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By Beth Fisher
News from the Kentucky Department of Public Health
FRANKFORT, KY (26 Jul 2017) - As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department of Public Health(DPH) within the Cabinet of Health and Family Services (CHFS) is highlighting World Hepatitis Day. This is in honor of the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg (1925 - 2011) and his discovery of the Hepatitis virus in 1967, which led to his development of the first Hepatitis B vaccine in 1969. For these achievements, Dr. Blumberg was awarded the Nobel Prize.
Chronic Hepatitis infections can cause inflammation of the liver that can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and death. Viral Hepatitis is among the top 10 infectious disease killers. Both chronic Hepatitis B and chronic Hepatitis C virus infections cause approximately 80 percent of the world's liver cancer. Viral Hepatitis is a major global health threat with approximately 350 million people worldwide living with chronic Hepatitis. Estimates are that about 20,000 Kentuckians could be living with chronic Hepatitis B and about 60,000 Kentuckians could be living with chronic Hepatitis C virus infections.
"A coordinated, comprehensive approach for early detection with screening, linkage to care, and treatment can improve the prognosis, and decrease the mortality and morbidity of viral hepatitis throughout the Commonwealth.," said DPH Commissioner Dr. Hiram J. Polk, Jr.
Additional information about the dangers of hepatitis can be found in this video:
Throughout the planned 52 Weeks of Public Health promotion, DPH will spotlight a specific public health issue. Additional information about the campaign is available on the DPH website: DPH Website
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