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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.


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
Detroit, MI

 OR

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 C Reporting Flowchart
Flowchart to aid in correctly classifying acute and past or present hepatitis C cases based on laboratory information and symptoms according to the CSTE case definitions.

NEW-Deduplicating Hepatitis B Reports in MDSS
Flowchart detailing process for deduplicating hepatitis B reports in MDSS

NEW
-Deduplicating Hepatitis C Reports in MDSS
Flowchart detailing the process for deduplicating hepatitis C reports in MDSS

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.
   

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.

MDCH Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Prevention Unit Contact Information

Email:
MDCH-Hepatitis@michigan.gov


Phone:
517-335-8165

Mail:
Michigan Department of Community Health
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.


 


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