The AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area (ACNBA) is marking World Hepatitis Day, Thursday, July 27th with a number of open events outside North Bay City Hall.
Mayor Al McDonald will read the official proclamation declaring World Hepatitis Day in North Bay. ACNBA staff, volunteers, peers and supporters including reps for Nipissing MP, Anthony Rota and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli will join us.
Free, rapid hepatitis C testing will be available.
Attendees can enjoy free hotdogs and hamburgers at the on-site BBQ and take part in games to test your knowledge of viral hepatitis and win prizes.
Have your picture taken in our #ShowYourFace #WHD2017 selfie booth!
- viral hepatitis is an inflamation of the liver caused by viral infection
- nearly 600,000 Canadians are affected by hepatitis B and/or C
- it can take decades before symptoms appear
- an estimated 44% of those infected are not aware of their status
- one in 12 people worldwide has viral hepatitis
- approximately 1.4 million people die of the disease annually
- liver experts recommend that those born between 1945 - 1975 get tested for hepatitis C.
- there is a vaccine for hepatitis A & B, but not for hepatitis C
- there is a cure for hepatitis C
When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 Where: Outside North Bay City Hall