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#WorldHepatitisDay is July 28

In order to raise awareness of this hidden epidemic, July 28th has been designated as World Hepatitis Day. The most recent data shows the American Indian and Alaska Native population had the highest rate of new hepatitis C virus infections of all ethnic groups. IHS is working to strengthen efforts in prevention, screening and control of viral hepatitis. This year's World Hepatitis Day theme is "Eliminate Hepatitis."

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Summer Safety

It’s great to spend time outdoors when the sun is shining and the weather is warm. However, the sun is also a source of intense ultraviolent (UV) radiation, which can be harmful. So when we spend time outdoors, we need to remember to take steps to protect ourselves and our families.

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14th Annual Direct Service Tribes National Meeting

The 14th Annual Direct Service Tribes National Meeting is a two-day event is focused on supporting community wellness and strength, and will incorporate an open forum session addressing Direct Service Tribes health priorities.

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Zika Virus

Zika is a virus that is spread mostly by mosquitoes. Whether staying at home or traveling this summer, protect yourself from getting the Zika virus by preventing mosquito bites.

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IHS Virtual Internship

IHS is offering youth across the globe an opportunity to join our team through the Virtual Internship program. This partnership with the US Department of State’s Virtual Foreign Service Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov allows students to take part in enriching projects to further the IHS mission of raising the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level—remotely.

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