WHAT IS HEPATITIS?
Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Many illnesses and conditions can cause inflammation of the liver, for example, drugs, alcohol, chemicals, and autoimmune diseases. There are several hepatitis viruses; they have…Read more
HEPATITIS A: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, PREVENTION
This is an infection of the liver that is caused by the Hepatitis A Virus (HAV). This disease is usually transmitted via the faecal-oral route. That is, through the consumption of contaminated food and water or through direct contact with an infected person…Read more
WHAT IS HEPATITIS B?
The Hepatitis B virus can survive outside the human body for up to seven (7) days. Hepatitis B has no cure. It will be assumed that such a deadly disease will be brought center-stage and addressed timely however that is not the case…Read more
HEPATITIS B IN PREGNANCY
The transmission of infections from mother to offspring is traditionally known as perinatal infection. By definition, the perinatal period begins at 28 weeks of gestation and ends at 28 days after delivery….Read more
IS HEPATITIS B CONTAGIOUS?
Yes, Hepatitis B is contagious. Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The virus is found in the blood and body fluids of infected people…..Read more
IS HEPATITIS B CURABLE?
While there’s no cure, there are treatment options which may help infected people manage their symptoms. There are two types of hepatitis B: acute and the chronic infection….Read more
HEPATITIS C: SYMPTOMS, COMPLICATIONS AND PREVENTION
Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver caused by the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). This form of hepatitis is spread through contact with infected blood. This could be during tattooing, body piercing and acupuncture done in an unsterile environment….Read more