|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.
Free HCV Workshop
Michigan Department of Community Health’s Viral Hepatitis Unit in partnership with Kent County Health Department will be hosting HCV Advocate for Two HCV Workshops this fall. The Hepatitis C Training Workshop is an intensive one-day workshop that will provide the necessary knowledge and tools for participants to go out into their communities and educate others about hepatitis C. Health educators, substance abuse counselors, case managers, medical provider, HIV/STD counselors & testers, corrections and law enforcement are encouraged to attend.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI
8:30am – 5:00pm
Check in at 8:00am
HCV Training Workshop Registration
Register early, seating is limited. Registration ends August 22, 2014
Click here to view informational flyer
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 #5, June 2014
This issue discusses the hepatitis C classification flow chart, HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis co-infections, new hepatitis B screening recommendations, and healthcare worker drug diversion.