Viral Hepatitis causes an inflammation of the liver due to a viral infection. Most cases of Viral Hepatitis are contracted through one of five viruses including, hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis D virus (HDV) and hepatitis E virus (HEV). Of the five hepatitis viruses, all can cause acute hepatitis, however only HBV, HCV, and HDV frequently cause chronic hepatitis which can lead to liver cirrhosis and to liver cancer.1
Data from the World Health Organization reveals that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic HBV and HCV infection. In 2015, 1.34 million deaths were caused by viral hepatitis, a number comparable to deaths caused by tuberculosis and HIV. Approximately 1.75 million people were newly infected with HCV in 2015; while an estimated 257 million people, mostly adults born before the introduction of the HBV vaccine, were living with chronic HBV in 2015.1 Continue reading here!
World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) 2018 is pleased to provide various tools and resources for use across the globe, in support of this year's campaign. We invite you to also share your resources with us, which can then be posted or linked to from our website! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Gain insight into Hepatitis B and C, the most common forms of hepatitis in Europe. Select the image or link below to download the infographic and share it with colleagues and/or at your upcoming event!
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Learn about the Aims for the WDHD 2018 Campaign! Select the image or link below to download the flyer and share it at your upcoming event.
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The following WGO Global Guidelines and Cascades are featured as useful resources for the WDHD 2018 campaign. The Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Guidelines are globally applicable, cascade-based guidelines, offering different options for diagnosis and treatment depending on the resources available.
Select the image or link below to read and/or download the respective Guideline and Cascade today!
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To view the Library of WGO Global Guidelines and Cascades, which includes 23 practice guidelines written from a viewpoint of global applicability, select here.
Select here to learn how the Ask A Librarian Service can help you find information on Viral Hepatitis, B and C.
We invite you to submit your WDHD event all year long by visiting www.worldgastroenterology.org/forms/submit-event.php. Below are just a few of the wonderful upcoming events taking place!
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Please also regularly visit: http://www.worldgastroenterology.org/wgo-foundation/wdhd/wdhd-2018 as information, tools and resources become available throughout the year!