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Becoming Hepatitis Aware
Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the body's liver through infection by virus. There are different kinds of viruses that can cause the condition, currently the hepatitis A, B, C, D and E viruses. The hepatitis B, C and D viruses can also cause chronic hepatitis, where the disease is prolonged, sometimes lasting a lifetime. The chronic form of infection can lead to such complications as cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer.
Common symptoms of hepatitis include fatigue, jaundice, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and headache among others. The...