|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 - Hepatitis C Testing Radio PSA
Public service announcement encouraging people born between 1945 and 1965 to get tested for Hepatitis C.
NEW - 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.
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 #6, September 2014
This issue discusses the new guidelines for when and in whom to initiate HCV treatment, the 2013 Hepatitis B and C Surveillance Report, new deduplication flowcharts, and an evaluation of the CDC HCV 'Baby-Boomer; screening recommendation.
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