Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that’s usually caused by a virus. This podcast discusses the types of hepatitis. Created: 7/27/2017 by MMWR.
Date Released: 7/27/2017. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC Hepatitis Prevention
World Hepatitis Day – July 28, 2017
Recorded: July 25, 2017; posted: July 27, 2017
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that’s usually caused by a virus. It can result in chronic illness and even death. There are five types: A, B, C, D, and E. International travelers may be at risk for hepatitis A, and injection drug users are at risk for B and C.
Hepatitis A and E will go away on their own, but B and C require treatment. People born in the U.S. between 1945 and 1965 should be tested for hepatitis C.
Make an appointment with your health care provider and ask about your risk, and about vaccination for hepatitis A and B.
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