The latest news on hepatitis
The best way to prevent infection is to understand the risk factors and modify behavior accordingly.
Hepatitis B is transmitted through infected blood, unclean needles, or unprotected sex.
Viral hepatitis may develop without clinical signs or symptoms.
Both hepatitis B and D viruses are diagnosed by blood tests.
There is usually no need for treatment of an acute infection in adults.
It is important to take certain precautions to prevent the spread of this disease.
Vaccination before exposure to hepatitis A has been very effective in preventing infection.
When symptoms of viral hepatitis occur, they may vary with age and in severity.
Diagnosis of hepatitis A is largely dependent upon a comprehensive clinical history.
Hepatitis A and E usually spontaneously resolve after four to eight weeks.