|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.
The ABC's of Hepatitis
NEW - 2012 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.
NEW-Hepatitis Headlines Newsletter Issue #4, March 2014
This issue brings updates on hepatitis C treatment, the MDCH hepatitis B and C workgroup, and viral hepatitis follow-up conducted by the Michigan Department of Corrections.
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.
Information on reporting requirements, prevention efforts, resources, training opportunities and data and statistics related to hepatitis in Michigan.
MDCH Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Prevention Unit Contact Information
Michigan Department of Community Health
201 Townsend Street
Capitol View Building, 5th Floor
Lansing, MI 48909