The word "hepatitis" means inflammation (swelling) of the liver, but also refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver. The most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

  1. Hepatitis A
  2. Hepatitis B
  3. Hepatitis C

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the hepatitis A virus. The virus is transmitted by the fecal-oral route. That means you must get something in your mouth that is contaminated with feces from an infected person. The disease is mild in children but can be more severe in adults. It can cause infected individuals to miss up to six weeks of work.

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