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Saturday, February 4, 2012

White House Pledges Support to End Viral Hepatitis

On Feb. 1, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders expressed their commitment to ending viral hepatitis nationwide.

1 in 12 people worldwide is living with viral hepatitis, with viral hepatitis affecting as many as 5 million Americans. Hepatitis B affects 1 in 10 Asian and Pacific Islanders, and is vaccine preventable.

Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis can be read here: http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hepatitis

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