• hepatitis electron microscopyViral 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 Q2 2017 Hepatitis Headlines Newsletter PDF icon

    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.

  • 2015 Viral Hepatitis Annual Surveillance Report PDF icon

    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

  • 2016 Acute and Chronic Hepatitis C Case Definitions PDF icon

    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 ...

  • NEW Hepatitis C Testing: 2015 Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Fact Sheet PDF icon

    This fact sheet looks at characteristics associated with ever having received an HCV test, such as race, gender, age, having ever been tested for HIV, having ever abused prescriptino drugs, insurance status, and household income. 

  • Michigan Viral Hepatitis Resource Guide and Directory PDF icon

    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.

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Injection Safety

  • 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.

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  • MDHHS Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Prevention Unit Contact Information

    MDHHS Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Prevention Unit Contact Information




    Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
    333 S. Grand
    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.