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The Hepatitis Mountain
Transcript of The Hepatitis Mountain
Here is the journey on how not to get hepatitis A B C D and E.
Hepatitis A B C D and E, are all Viral infections.
Ways to prevent Hepatitis a b c d e
They are not fully 100% safe...
-Always wash your hands thoroughly after using the restroom.
-Never come in contact with an infected person's blood, stools, or other bodily fluid.
-Avoid unclean food and water.
What is Hepatitis?
Hepatitis A: a normally minor form of hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in blood: usually transmitted ingestion of contaminated food or water.
Hepatitis B: a form of hepatitis caused by a DNA virus that persists in blood: usually transmitted by sexual contact or by injection or ingestion of infected blood.
Hepatitis C: a form of hepatitis with clinical effects similar to those of hepatitis B, cause by a blood-borne retrovirus.
Hepatitis D: this is only found in people who carry the Hepatitis B virus.
Hepatitis E: this virus is spread by the fecal-oral route
Signs and symptoms of Hepatitis
- Flu-like symptoms
- Dark urine
-Loss of appetite
What vaccine can you get to prevent hepatitis?
-Hepatitis B has a vaccine, called Hepatitis B Vaccine.
Where can you go for testing and information on Hepatitis A B C D E?
-Your local health department
- Doctors office
- At home test (not recommended)
Hepatitis A= 3,473 people in the United states are infected.
Hepatitis B 700,000-1.4 million estimated Americans are infected.
Hepatitis C= 3.5 million cases detected in the United states.
Hepatitis D= 10 million people worldwide.
Hepatitis E= Serious problem in Asia, but is rare in America.
56,000 people die a year from HEV complictations.
What could happen if you go untreated?
- Your liver will get worse
-You can spread it even if you don't fell any symptoms
-The symptoms will only get worse
A disease characterized by inflammation of the liver.