Recent Examples of hepatitis from the Web
Vaccines are available for some types of hepatitis but not all.
Some, like drugs for hepatitis, are directly related [to depression], while for other drugs the mechanism isn’t entirely known.
Injuries and illness shortened her career, including spending eight months in bed in 1961 because of hepatitis.
Oregon requires students receive vaccines that fight off diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, chickenpox, measles, mumps, rubella and hepatitis.
Knox, who has lived and surfed in Imperial Beach for decades, has seen ear infections, skin rashes, stomach viruses and even hepatitis.
The most common causes are toxicity from certain medications and infection with hepatitis viruses, according to the Merck Manual.
But Rathburn was convicted in January of failing to disclose to professional associations that bodies had tested positive for disease, such as HIV and hepatitis C. Federal prosecutors sought a 14-year prison term.
Indiana's health department is providing hepatitis vaccines to high-risk groups, like people who are homeless or use drugs.
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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.
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
medical Definition of hepatitis
hepatiticplay \-ˈtit-ik\ adjective
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