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What is Hepatitis?

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that causes serious liver disease and hepatocellular cancer. Research shows that every 30 seconds, a person dies hepatitis-related illness notwithstanding the current COVID-19 crisis.


The of the human body is located in the right upper area of the abdomen. It performs many critical functions that affect metabolism throughout your body such as;

  • Break down of carbohydrates, fats and proteins
  • Activation of enzymes essential to the body functions
  • Synthesis of blood proteins, such as albumin
  • Synthesis of clotting factors and many other functions

Types of viral hepatitis

Hepatitis A
This type of hepatitis is caused by an infection with the hepatitis A virus (HAV). it is most commonly transmitted by consuming food or water contaminated by feces from a person infected with hepatitis A.

Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is usually transmitted through contact with infectious body fluids. e,g blood, vaginal secretions, or semen, containing the hepatitis B virus (HBV). other are having sex with an infected partner, or sharing razors with an infected person

Hepatitis C
This type comes from the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is transmitted through direct contact with infected body fluids, especially through injection drug use and sexual contact.

Hepatitis D

This type of Hepatitis is also called the Delta hepatitis, hepatitis D is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis D virus (HDV). It is contracted through direct contact with infected blood. The hepatitis D virus can’t multiply without the presence of hepatitis B.

Hepatitis E is a waterborne disease usually caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV). It is found in areas with poor sanitation and typically results from ingesting fecal matter that contaminates the water supply.

Get tested for in Afriglobal Medicare. While we enhance efforts to control the spread of disease, it is our duty to go for a checkup.