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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

Hepatitis C Testing Radio PSA
Public service announcement encouraging people born between 1945 and 1965 to get tested for Hepatitis C.

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.

Hepatitis Headlines Newsletter Issue #7, December 2014
This issue discusses the newest HCV treatments, updates on the Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program, the One and Only campaign, and a summary of a study linking HCV cases in MDSS to vital records matches of people that had a liver related condition as an underlying cause of death.

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. 

Hepatitis Reports, Data and Statistics

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.

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

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.  One Needle, One Syringe, Only One Time. Safe Injection Practices Coalition.


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