World Hepatitis Day
Written by Li (Joanna) Tang, MSc
Why do we celebrate the World Hepatitis Day?
Every 30 seconds, a person dies from a hepatitis-related illness. July 28 is World Hepatitis Day and it’s recognized to raise awareness of hepatitis. This day was chosen because it’s the birthday of a scientist called Dr. Baruch Blumberg. He discovered the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and established a diagnostic test and vaccine for HBV.
Hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer. Getting tested is one of the ways to protect ourselves. Artron manufactures products to test for hepatitis B. We are always willing to help and support local communities and local healthcare organizations by providing our products in the future. For more information, please call us at 604-415-9757 or contact us!