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.
- NEW Viral Hepatitis Stakeholder Forum
Through support from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officals (ASTHO), the MDHSS Viral Hepatitis Unit convened a stakeholder meeting at the MPHI Interactive Learning Center to share the latest Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report and discuss a diverse set of topics related to viral hepatitis epidemiology, surveillance, and prevention in Michigan. Handouts, presentations, and a recording of the day's meeting can be found here.
- NEW Q2 2017 Hepatitis Headlines Newsletter
This quarter we're talking about the plans for Michigan's 5th needle exchange program, new and upcoming perinatal hepatitis C case definitions, the hepatitis A outbreak in Southeastern Michigan and more.
- 2016 Viral Hepatitis Annual Surveillance Report
Annual report detailing yearly hepatitis epidemiology and statistics. Within the report is information on hepatitis B and C infection by age, gender, race, geography, the risk behaviors associated with hepatitis B and C infection, co-infection with HIV, and health outcomes associated with viral hepatitis infection (such as liver cancer and liver transplants).
- Michigan Viral Hepatitis Resource Guide and Directory
Included in this guide is basic information about viral hepatitis and links to important resources throughout the state of Michigan. The guide includes information on local health services, community health centers, health insurance, patient assistance programs, and drug user health. Included is a directory for where patients can go for viral hepatitis vaccinations, testing, and treatment/therapy.
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.
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.
Information on safe injection practices, including specific information on preventing viral hepatitis infections, how to safely prepare and administer injections, proper care for persons with diabetes, and proper glucose monitoring and insulin injection practices.
MDHHS Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Prevention Unit Contact Information
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
333 S. Grand
Lansing, MI 48909