Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hepatitis


World Hepatitis Day is July 28. In recognition of the day, Maine CDC is highlighting US CDC’s Know Hepatitis B Campaign.

Hepatitis B is common worldwide, especially in many parts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. In the US, Hepatitis B disproportionately affects Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). While AAPIs make up less than 5% of the U.S. population, they account for more than 50% of Americans living with Hepatitis B. One in 12 AAPIs has Hepatitis B.

For more information about the campaign, visit http://www.cdc.gov/KnowHepatitisB/

For general information about World Hepatitis Day, go to http://www.cdc.gov/features/worldhepatitisday/

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