Hep B free in Santa Clara County

(Excerpts from Press Releases>
Santa Clara County has one of the highest rates of liver cancer in the nation. Chronic hepatitis B infection causes up to 80% of all liver cancers nationwide. One in 12 Asians and Pacific islanders is infected with hepatitis B, and 2/3 of them don’t know it. The first step is raising awareness in the community. This kickoff event will help to build public and healthcare provider awareness about the importance of testing and vaccination Asians and pacific Islanders for Hepatitis B. The campaign will continue to build resources that will link infected patients to the help and servic4s they need to receive the best possible treatment.

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