Hepatitis Testing Day is commemorated on May 19 every year to raise awareness and encourage people to find out whether they have viral hepatitis, which is an inflammation of the liver that can lead to a variety of health complications, including liver cancer. Hepatitis virus strains A, B, C, D, and E are the most common types found in the population. Hepatitis B and C, taken together, are the leading cause of mortality, accounting for 1.3 million fatalities each year worldwide. To save lives, we must do our part to enhance preventive, testing, and awareness. Do your part and get tested.
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