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Testing And Treatment Promoted For World Hepatitis Day


World Hepatitis Day is July 28th. Health officials are working to raise public awareness and provide treatment.

Hepatitis is a disease that affects the liver, with short and long-term health risks.  Chris Tittel works with the Leon County Department of Health.

“This year, the World Health Organization’s theme for World Hepatitis Day is Test. Treat. Hepatitis.” says Tittel.

While Hepatitis C has no known cure, Hepatitis A and B are both vaccine-preventable. The Leon County Department of Health is hosting a Saturday clinic this World Hepatitis Day, Saturday July 28th. It will be at Roberts and Stevens Clinic.

Kaleigh Wright is a senior at Florida State University pursuing Studio Art, Film Studies, and English. Before her debut at WFSU, Kaleigh worked at Capitol News Service as a Production Assistant and Florida State University as Senior Photographer. Her ultimate goal post-college is to pursue a career in documentary film-making. When she is not behind the camera or in front of the microphone, you can find Kaleigh watching anything by Wes Anderson and kite surfing.