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MOH Celebrates World Hepatitis Day
28 July 2021

MOH holds awareness activities for the World Hepatitis Day on July 28th of every year. This year, it is marked the day under the theme “Hepatitis can't wait”. On its Twitter and its “Live Well” platforms, MOH posted educational infographics that include local and international statistical figures on the disease, the number of infected individuals and the rates of infection.

Through these awareness activities, MOH seeks to enhance national and international efforts to combat viral hepatitis. It also seeks to boost citizens' awareness and understanding of the disease and its complications, as well as encourage early detection to prevent its spread and support treatment.  

Noteworthy, viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by one of the five hepatitis viruses: (A), (B), (C), (D), and (E).  Viral hepatitis is the second leading infectious disease that causes death, after tuberculosis. The most common symptoms of all hepatitis types include yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), dark urine, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting.

Last Update : 01 August 2021 12:03 AM
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