May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, a time to ramp up our efforts towards eliminating viral hepatitis. We’ve devoted the past 24 days to trying to put viral hepatitis in to the past, rather than letting it continue to wreak havoc with our present.

It turns out that viral hepatitis has been around a long time. Evidence of hepatitis B stretches back to 5000 BC to 1200 AD. Click here to read this fascinating story.

Knowing how long viral hepatitis has been infecting humans makes me all the more committed to trying to eliminate it.

What are you doing to wipe viral hepatitis off the planet? Tweet @hepatitismag.