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The WHO has declared May 19 as the World Hepatitis Day. One in 12 persons worldwide are living with either chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C. It has higher prevalence rate than HIV or any cancer in the world.

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 Hepatitis doesn't always present symptoms 
— Karen Gonzales, Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator for the New Mexico Department of Health / May 19, 2009
 HBV is 100 times more infectious than HIV. Both HBV and HCV can remain in the patient's blood for years without any symptoms, and by the time the disease is detected, the patient would already have a severe form of liver disease. But both viruses are treatable, and results of the treatment, lasting from about 28 to 48 weeks and including anti-viral tablets with sometimes weekly interferon injections, are very good. 
— Dr Dinesh Kini, Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist, and Endoscopist at the Manipal Hospital / May 19, 2009
 There is growing need to make people aware of the severity of the disease in the region. People need to be extra careful, as it is one of the regions where infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is common. 
— Dr RS Verma, chief medical officer, on the eve of the World Hepatitis Day / May 18, 2009
 Hepatitis A and B are vaccine preventable diseases, yet they continue to be the most commonly reported vaccine preventable diseases. Getting vaccinated, especially if you are at high risk, provides the best protection from these diseases 
— J Robert Galvin on Hepatitis / May 18, 2009
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 Liver disease is a serious public health issue in our nation, as it currently affects more than 30 million Americans. Diseases such as Hepatitis are often referred to as 'silent diseases' because liver damage can gradually occur over many years before being discovered, which often happens once the damage is irreparable. Nationally, hepatitis B and C are major causes of liver cancer, liver transplantation and even death. 
— J Robert Galvin on Liver diseases and Hepatitis / May 18, 2009

 Giving vaccine works because we've seen case levels of hepatitis A and B drop in Florida. In the past eight years (2001-2008), acute hepatitis B cases have decreased by 49 percent, and hepatitis A cases have dropped by 84 percent. 
— Tom Liberti, Chief of the DOH Bureau of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis
 People don't know this but I helped the Cardinals win the pennant. I came down with hepatitis. The trainer injected me with it. 
— Bob Uecker
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