Hepatitis

Overview of Hepatitis

Hepatitis E is a severe disease that affects the liver of a person and is caused by a small virus called HEV or hepatitis E virus. Found worldwide, Hepatitis E is most common in East and South Asia. The hepatitis E virus is transmitted mainly through contamination of drinking water by stools of infected persons; therefore, people with poor sanitation are at a higher risk of developing the disease. Due to poor hygiene, the hepatitis E virus from stools of infected people often contaminates drinking water or enters the food chain. While the disease is self-limiting, a large number of people with a suppressed immune system need some medical assistance.

However, hepatitis can occur in any season, but in the summer and monsoon season, the cases of hepatitis are increasing with bacterial growth and polluted food.

  • World Hepatitis Day: How to Prevent Hepatitis A,B and C

    World Hepatitis Day: How to Prevent Hepatitis A,B and C

    Hepatitis can be caused due to many reasons. Here is all that you need to know about the disease and its prevention. Hepattis largely causes the liver to swell up. 

  • Are you at Risk of Hepatitis C

    Are you at Risk of Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C is a liver disease that is caused by the hepatitis C virus. There are several ways a person can get infected with Hepatitis C. Understand your risk of getting the virus.

  • Hepatitis C increases Risk of Cancer

    Hepatitis C increases Risk of Cancer

    A recent study had found that people who are infected with hepatitis C virus are highly at more risk of developing different types of cancers including prostate, renal and liver cancer.

  • Drug used to treat hepatitis can also cut the Ebola death rate, study

    Drug used to treat hepatitis can also cut the Ebola death rate, study

    A variety of hepatitis treating drug, and also multiple sclerosis is also helpful in treating Ebola, a new study found recently.

  • New pill to cure advanced hepatitis C

    New pill to cure advanced hepatitis C

    Scientists have found a new pill to cure late-stage hepatitis C infection. The tried drug achieved high sustained viral response in treatment- experienced patients in a shorter time as compared to currently available treatment options.

  • What is Hepatitis C

    What is Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a common cause of liver infection. It can cause both acute and chronic infection of the liver.

  • Breakthrough in Hepatitis C Treatment

    Breakthrough in Hepatitis C Treatment

    Hepatitis C Treatment – Research have developed a new drug which reduces the time by half in hepatitis C treatment. The drug is called Boceprevir and is developed by Merck and Vertex. It blocks hepatitis virus producing enzyme rotease, hence treating hepatitis C disease.

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