July 28, 2018 is World Hepatitis Day - the global theme of this year’s World Hepatitis Day is ‘Find the Missing Millions’.
According to their website, 300 million people are currently living with viral hepatitis, but are unaware of their condition:
“Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, there is a call for people from across the world to take action, raise awareness and join in the quest to find the “missing millions”.”
Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, caused by one of five different hepatitis viruses that are spread in different ways, and can affect different populations.