July 28 is World Hepatitis Day.
Hepatitis is one of the most common causes of liver cirrhosis and cancer. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), a European Union Agency coordinates the surveillance for hepatitis A, B and C to help countries define trends or transmission patterns among newly diagnosed cases/patients.
Still a lot of work needs to be done!
In fact, according to recent ECDC findings, only a few countries across the European Union and/or the European Economic Area have met the 2020 target of the European Action Plan in diagnosing 50% of people with chronic hepatitis B or C.
For more information about the ECDC’s work please click here.« Back