Did you take the Hepatitis B vaccination? If not, then go and get it asap. Hepatitis B is the most common serious liver infection in the world and it is communicable too.
It is a disease, which spreads from blood-to-blood contact. It is 100 times more infectious than the AIDS virus.
According to medical experts, chronically infected people can pass the virus on to others and are at increased risk for liver problems later in life.
Data shows that approximately 5-10% of adults, 30-50% of children, and 90% of babies can’t get rid of the virus and remain at the risk of chronic infection.
In 2012-13, more than 7,000 people who donated blood were tested positive for Hepatitis B.
The risk increases as there are people who are carriers of Hepatitis B but are unaware of it.
In order to raise global awareness of this life threatening disease and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment, July 28 is observed as World Hepatitis Day.