City Council launches Hepatitis B Awareness Week

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The City Council says 100,000 New Yorkers are living with chronic hepatitis B. (Credit: News 12 The Bronx)

The New York City Council has designated July 21 to July 27 as Hepatitis B Awareness Week.

According to the City Council, 100,000 New Yorkers are currently living with chronic hepatitis B.

Dr. Loris Drepaul, from the Perry Avenue Family Medical Center, says the virus is transmitted through bodily fluids or people are born with it. Most people get treated right away or the body can clear...

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