Viral Hepatitis

Hepatitis C Virus Electron Microscopy 

Viral hepatitis is an infection that affects the liver. While there are at least six different types of hepatitis (A-G), the three most common types in the United States are hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

Hepatitis A is an acute infection and people usually improve without treatment. Hepatitis B and hepatitis C can cause chronic, persistent infections, which can lead to chronic liver disease. There are vaccines to prevent hepatitis A and hepatitis B; however there is no vaccine for hepatitis C.


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Viral Hepatitis Unit

Hosting HCV Advocate

Free Hepatitis C Workshop

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Flint, MI


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Kalamazoo, MI

8:30am – 1:00pm

Check in at 8:00am

HCV Workshop Registration

Register early, seating is limited. Registration closes September 11, 2015.

Please call 517-241-3099 or e-mail if you need assistance.

The ABC's of Hepatitis

Hepatitis C and Injection Drug Use Fact Sheet
Information on the connection between hepatitis C and injection drug use, including modes of transmission and methods of prevention

2013 Hepatitis B and C Surveillance Annual Report
Annual report detailing yearly hepatitis statistics. Within the report is information on hepatitis B and C infection by age, gender and race, the risk behaviors associated with hepatitis B and C infection, and hepatitis co-infection with HIV in Michigan.

A Guide to Comprehensive Hepatitis C Testing and Counseling
Manual that provides guidance for testing and counseling individuals who are at risk for or potentially infected with the hepatitis C virus.

NEW Hepatitis Headlines Newsletter Issue #9, June/July 2015
This issue focuses on the HCV and HIV outbreak in Southern Indiana, examines trends in heroin use and HCV infection in young adults in Michigan, and highlights the existing needle exchange programs in Michigan.

Hepatitis Information for the Public

Look here for information explaining hepatitis, the various methods of transmission, and the best ways to prevent hepatitis infection. Resources are also available on hepatitis related topics, including living with and treating hepatitis.

Hepatitis Information for Medical & Public Health Professionals

Information on reporting requirements, prevention efforts, resources, training opportunities and data and statistics related to hepatitis in Michigan. 

Hepatitis Reports, Data and Statistics

Summaries of hepatitis activities in Michigan. Included is data on hepatitis A, hepatitis B, perinatal hepatitis B and hepatitis C, along with the Viral Hepatitis Unit quarterly newsletter and annual report.

 Injection Safety

Information on safe injection practices, including specific information on preventing viral hepatitis infections, how to safely prepare and administer injections, proper care for persons with diabetes, and proper glucose monitoring and insulin injection practices.

MDHHS Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Prevention Unit Contact Information



Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
201 Townsend Street
Capitol View Building, 5th Floor
Lansing, MI 48909

2 in 3 people with Hepatitis B do not know they are infected. Born from 1945 - 1965? CDC recommends you get tested for Hepatitis C.  One Needle, One Syringe, Only One Time. Safe Injection Practices Coalition.