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National Hepatitis Testing Day – May 19

Description:

CDC’s Know More Hepatitis campaign was officially announced on World Hepatitis Day, July 28th, 2011 at a special White House event to release the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. The plan calls for a national education campaign to educate people about viral hepatitis and encourage people to get tested. As part of this educational initiative, May 19th has been designated as a national “Hepatitis Testing Day” in the United States.

Toolkit:

Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Epidemiology, Immunization, Infectious Diseases

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

CDC

Submitted:

07/27/2012

Modified:

07/31/2012

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