World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver and commonly cause by a viral infection. There are five types of viral hepatitis:

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Hepatitis A– transmitted by consuming food or water contaminated with feces from a person infected with Hep A

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Hepatitis B- contact with infectious body fluids around 1.2MM Americans live with this chronic condition.

Hepatitis C- direct contact with infected body fluids typically through sexual contact or injection drug use.

Hepatitis D– direct contact with infected blood and caused by the Hepatitis D virus.

Hepatitis E- found in areas with poor sanitation and from ingesting fecal matter that is contaminated.

Every 30 seconds a person will die from a type of hepatitis so on July 28th let’s join to raise awareness.

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