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World Hepatitis Day is July 28th
World Hepatitis Day is recognized annually on July 28th the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg (1925-2011) who discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967.
Viral hepatitis is a major global health threat with around 240 million people living with chronic hepatitis B and up to 150 million people living with chronic hepatitis C.

As of November 2016, hepatitis C was added to the list of infectious diseases on the NH Reportable Disease List Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol. Hepatitis C (HCV) reporting is required by providers only; laboratories are not required to report HCV.

Providers should report all new diagnoses of acute, chronic or cleared HCV infections to the Bureau of Infectious Disease on the New Hampshire Confidential Hepatitis C Provider Case Report Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

General Information Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis is a blood borne virus. Today, most people become infected with HCV by sharing needles or other equipment to share drugs.

Fact Sheets and Other Resources
For more information on viral hepatitis and other NH resources related to hepatitis:

NH Hepatitis C Program Overview
The primary goal of the NH Hepatitis C Program is to protect the public’s health by preventing and controlling HCV infection. The NH Hepatitis C Program is funded by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to increase the numbers of NH residents that are aware of the HCV infection through collaboration with health care providers, local health departments, Department of Corrections and other Department of Health and Human Services programs including the HIV and STD Programs and the Immunization Program.

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