May 19 has been designated as national Hepatitis Testing Day, according to a statement by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC will use the first Hepatitis Testing Day, which is this Saturday, as an opportunity to remind health care providers and the public who should be tested for chronic viral hepatitis. Hepatitis Testing Day is a part of a national campaign to educate people about viral hepatitis and encourage them to get tested. Millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis; most of them do not know they are infected.

To read the CDC release, click here.