|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
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.
Hepatitis Headlines Newsletter Issue #8, March 2015
Information on the newest treatment for hepatitis C, MMWR articles on hepatitis A and hepatitis C, MDSS updates related to viral hepatitis and trends in liver transplants in Michigan.
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.
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.
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