WHO global health days

Quiz: How much do you know about hepatitis?

1 Today, the total number of people living with chronic hepatitis (B and C) is:

Globally, 350,000,000 people have chronic hepatitis B or C infection.

2 The long term consequences of chronic hepatitis could be:

A significant number of those who are chronically infected will develop liver cirrhosis or liver cancer and eventually, liver failure.

3 People who are at a higher risk of contracting or transmitting hepatitis B or C virus are:

Hepatitis B, and C, is most commonly spread through unprotected sex, drug injection, and unsafe medical practices.

4 What percentage of people living with hepatitis KNOW they are infected?

Less than 5% of people who are infected with hepatitis virus know they are infected.

5 What percent of people can be cured of hepatitis C?

More than 90% of people can be cured of hepatitis C if they complete a 12-week course of treatment.

World Hepatitis Day: Know hepatitis - Act now