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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.

    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.
     

    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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