Recent Examples of hepatitis from the Web
DOVER, Del. — Delaware officials are encouraging people to get tested for hepatitis C. The Division of Public Health says its working to encourage people to get tested, particularly baby boomers, those born from 1945 to 1965.
The region accounts for 80 percent of the world’s primary liver cancer because of the high burden of hepatitis B virus, said Pierce Chow, an oncologist treating liver cancer patients at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, who studied SIR-Spheres.
The liver-destroying disease hepatitis C made her ineligible for coverage until President Barack Obama’s law barred insurers from denying people with a medical condition.
The budget proposal cuts $186 million in CDC funding for HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STIs and TB prevention.
He was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1999 and underwent a liver transplant in 2010, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
After years of substance abuse, Allman contracted hepatitis C and underwent a 2010 liver transplant.
He was later found to have hepatitis C and received a liver transplant in 2010.
Ginsberg has had chronic hepatitis C for many years.
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Did You Know?
The liver, the body's largest gland, performs many important tasks, but is also vulnerable to many illnesses. At least five types of hepatitis, labeled with the letters A–E, are caused by viruses. The most common are hepatitis A, acquired through contaminated food and water; hepatitis B, which usually travels via sexual activity or shared needles; and hepatitis C, generally passed through shared needles. Some other types, including alcoholic hepatitis (caused by drinking too much alcohol), aren't infectious. There are vaccines for types A and B, and drug treatments for A, B, and C, though the drugs aren't always effective.
Origin and Etymology of hepatitis
First Known Use: circa 1751
HEPATITIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hepatitis for English Language Learners
medical : a serious disease of the liver that causes fever and makes your skin and eyes yellow
HEPATITIS Defined for Kids
Definition of hepatitis for Students
: a disease which is caused by a virus and in which the liver is damaged and there is yellowing of the skin and fever
Medical Definition of hepatitis
1: inflammation of the liver
2: a disease or condition (as hepatitis A or hepatitis B) marked by inflammation of the liver
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