Hepatitis is an infection in the liver. There are many types of liver infections but most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Hepatitis A is an acute liver infection and most often cured by itself without taking any medicine. While other two Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are very dangerous and can cause chronic and persistent infection in the liver.
Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B can be cured by vaccination but the vaccination for Hepatitis C has not been available in the market.
Hepatitis is more dangerous than AIDS. We may protect ourselves from these infections by adopting certain life style and habits. Now we are going to discuss these common types one by one.
Hepatitis A: This liver infection is caused by a virus called hepatitis A virus (HAV). This infection is acute in nature. Most of the time patients show improvement in health after certain period of time without taking any medicines. Hepatitis A Virus is found in stool of infected and carrier of this virus must wash hands after using toilet otherwise one can be the cause to spread this virus in healthy individuals. This should be taken as a moral duty to adopt this habit.
Hepatitis B: It is caused by a virus called Hepatitis B virus (HBV). This virus is found in human blood and certain body fluids. It may be spread by transfusing carrier’s blood to healthy individuals or by using the used syringe of the carrier. It may be transferd by unfaird sexual interactions. The other causes may include the used razors for shaving purpose. It is transferd in newborns by infected mothers.
Hepatitis C: It is caused by a virus called Hepatitis C virus (HCV). This virus is also found in infected human blood and certain body fluids. This virus may be transferd from infected to healthy individuals by the same way as Hepatitis B. But it is observed that in very rare cases sexual contacts may be the cause for transformation from infected to healthy individuals.
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