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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Educating People in DC Area on the Silent Killer of Viral Hepatitis
One particular deadly strain of viral hepatitis is Hepatitis B, which is the most common virus in the world. About 2 billion people have been infected (1 out of 3 people), 400 million people are chronically infected, 10-30 million will become infected each year, and an estimated 1 million people die each year from Hepatitis B and its complications.