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Black History Month

February 1

About 80,000 new viral hepatitis infections occur each year in the U.S., affecting people of all ages, races, and ethnicities.
Unfortunately, viral hepatitis impacts the African American/Black community more heavily than many other communities.

Facts About African Americans & hepatitis:

Hepatitis B
• African American/Black adults have the highest rate of acute Hep B infections in the U.S.
•African American/Black children have lower Hep B vaccination rates than non-Hispanic White children.
• New Hep B infections remain the highest among Blacks, with 2.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Hepatitis C
• African American/Black are twice as likely to be infected with Hep C when compared with the general U.S. population
• Chronic liver disease, often Hep C related, is a leading cause of death among African Americans/Black ages 45-64.
• 1 in 7 African American/Black men in their 50’s show the highest rates of living with chronic Hep C.

Email us to get involved at info@hepfree.nyc


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