|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 2016 Acute and Chronic Hepatitis C Case Definitions
The CDC/CSTE case definitions to classify acute and chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) cases have been revised for 2016. A summary of the new criteria for Chronic HCV and Acute HCV can be found on CSTE's website. In addition, MDHHS has constructed a 2016 HCV case classification table to assist disease investigators when categorizing HCV cases in MDSS in 2016 and beyond. For cases reported in 2015, please continue to use the 2015 criteria and flowchart.
NEW Perinatal Hepatitis C Virus Fact Sheet and Detailed Report
These two resources examine the trends associated with Perinatal HCV in Michigan. The fact sheet highlights the public health importance and the primary observations from our data. The detailed report goes in to greater depth in regard to our methods and data analysis.
NEW 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.
NEW Hepatitis Headlines Newsletter Issue #11, January 2016
This edition covers the announcment of the lifting of the federal ban on needle exchange programs, the Michigan Viral Hepatitis Resource Guide, and dicusses the new viral hepatitis case classification and reporting changes.
2014 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.