Recent Examples of hepatitis from the Web
Officials in El Cajon, east of San Diego, said that volunteers were arrested for breaking a food-sharing ban aimed to protect the public from hepatitis A.
Doctors later told the officers that Wenzler had hepatitis C. The officers were treated and tested at the hospital, court records say.
Idaho Department of Correction Director Henry Atencio told the committee the state requires its prison medical care contractor, Corizon, to abide with federal Bureau of Prisons standards for treating hepatitis.
Smith’s blood was drawn to test for HIV and hepatitis, the Post-Dispatch reported.
At Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, there are ongoing clinical trials where people are given organs from donors who are infected with hepatitis C. After the transplant, recipients take a drug that will clear them of the disease.
The health department believes this case is linked to the ongoing hepatitis outbreak in Salt Lake County since August 2017.
Children are immunized for hepatitis and treated for worms and abscesses.
The disease can be effectively controlled with the hepatitis vaccine.
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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 1751See Words from the same year
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medical Definition of hepatitis
hepatiticplay \-ˈtit-ik\ adjective
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