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This is also a blood-borne infection. It usually takes 8 weeks for liver function abnormalities to occur following exposure to the virus. It causes a long- standing (chronic) infection, and can in turn cause hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer). Transmission: Transfusion of unscreened blood Sharing of needles by intravenous drug users Organ transplantation Use of unsterilized needles for dental procedures, tattooing. Prevention: Proper screening of blood donors Use new needles each time, rather than repeating the use of one Do not share needles with anyone Proper sterilization of instruments prior to

This virus infects together with hepatitis C often times. It is more commonly seen in people with some blood disorders such as Hemophilia, Thalassemia. It may be seen in intravenous drug addicts. Prevention This is by preventing hepatitis C virus infection. Got questions? Consult DoctorKK right here.

Much has been said about hepatitis such that some think that it must be sought and treated while treating malaria in our environment. Well, here are the facts on hepatitis so as to have your doubts cleared. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Shikena! This can be caused by viruses, alcohol or anything that can harm the liver, including some drugs. We shall focus on viral hepatitis however, being a dreaded form of hepatitis. There are six viruses responsible for hepatitis. These are Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, and

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