World Hepatitis Day (28 July) History, Significance, Theme and Observation

World Hepatitis Day Quick Facts

Event NameWorld Hepatitis Day (विश्व हेपेटाइटिस दिवस)
Event Date28 / July
Event Started2010
Event LevelInternational
Observed byWorld Health Organization

World Hepatitis Day Brief

World Hepatitis Day i.e. World Hepatitis Day is celebrated every year on 28 July. The purpose of celebrating this day is to make people aware of hepatitis. Hepatitis is a viral disease that affects the liver, and as the disease progresses, it can lead to component diseases such as Cirrhosis, Liver cancer, or Liver failure.

World Hepatitis Day History

World Hepatitis Day was started in the year 2010. For your information, let us tell you that in May 2010, during the 63rd World Health Conference, the discoverer of hepatitis-B virus and Nobel laureate Prof. A resolution was passed to celebrate the birthday of Baruch Samuel Blumberg as 'World Hepatitis Day'.

Professor Baruch Blumberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in the year 1976. Since then every year 28 July is celebrated as World Hepatitis Day all over the world. It is one of 8 global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), about 400 million people worldwide are infected with Hepatitis B and C and about 1.4 million people die every year from this disease.

World Hepatitis Day Theme(s)

  • Theme of World Hepatitis Day in the year 2022: - "Bringing hepatitis care closer to you"
  • Theme of World Hepatitis Day in the year 2021: - "Hepatitis Can't Wait"
  • Theme of World Hepatitis Day in the year 2020: - " Hepatitis Free future"
  • Theme of World Hepatitis Day in the year 2019: - "Invest in eliminating hepatitis""
  • Theme of World Hepatitis Day in the year 2018: - "Test, Treat, Hepatitis""
  • Theme of World Hepatitis Day in the year 2017: - "Eliminate Hepatitis""
  • Theme of World Hepatitis Day in the year 2016: - "Know Hepatitis-Act Now""
  • Theme of World Hepatitis Day in the year 2015: - "Prevention of viral Hepatitis. Act now""
  • Theme of World Hepatitis Day in the year 2014: - "Hepatitis: Think Again""

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What is Hepatitis?

Hepatitis is a life-threatening and dangerous disease that affects the liver. This disease is caused due to viral infection. The liver usually swells due to this disease.

Symptoms of hepatitis: Common symptoms of hepatitis disease are as follows:-

  • Loss of appetite or nausea.
  • To vomit
  • Excessive fatigue.
  • Mama.
  • Abdominal pain and bloating.
  • Jaundice or fever in many cases.
  • Swelling of the legs and accumulation of fluid in the abdomen in severe condition of the disease.
  • In severe cases, some patients may vomit blood from the mouth or nose.
  • Itching.
  • Weight event.
  • Darkening of urine color.

Types of Hepatitis: Hepatitis is mainly divided into the following 5 types:-

  • Hepatitis A: According to the WA, 1.4 million people become victims of hepatitis A every year. It is usually spread by eating contaminated food.
  • Hepatitis B: It is transmitted through transfusion of infected blood and exposure to semen and other fluids.
  • Hepatitis C: This is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is caused by the use of blood (blood) and infected injections.
  • Hepatitis D: This is caused by the hepatitis D virus (HDV). Only people who are already infected with the HBV virus are infected with this virus. Having both HDV and HBV together makes the situation worse.
  • Hepatitis E: It is caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV). This is the cause of hepatitis infection in most countries of the world. It spreads more due to contaminated water and food.

Hepatitis disease prevention (prevention) measures:

  • Eat clean and fresh food.
  • Do not eat cut fruits and salads from the market.
  • Boil water and drink it.
  • Never share your razor, toothbrush and needle with anyone, as this can reduce the risk of infection.
  • Be careful with equipment when tattooing.
  • While piercing the ear, keep in mind that it is clean.
  • safe sex.
  • Treatment is necessary if a pregnant woman has an infection.
  • To educate the youth about hepatitis.
  • Wash hands thoroughly with clean water and soap after defecation.

Important Days of July Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 Julyational Doctor Day - National
02 JulyWorld Sports Journalists Day - International
09 JulyNational Students Day - National
11 JulyWorld Population Day - International
18 JulyNelson Mandela International Day - International
23 JulyNational Broadcasting Day - National
24 JulyIncome Tax Day - National
26 JulyKargil Vijay Diwas - National
28 JulyWorld Hepatitis Day - International
28 JulyWorld Nature Conservation Day - International
29 JulyInternational Tiger Day - International
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