The ABC of Hepatitis

The term Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver. The commonest cause of inflammation is due to viral infection. There are three common types of viral hepatitis- hepatitis A ,hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.   Hepatitis A This is more commonly known as ‘infectious hepatitis’. Hepatitis A is typically transmitted through the ingestion of contaminated […]

Why Hepatitis B Vaccination must be on everyone’s ill health prevention plan

Hepatitis B vaccination was recently included into the national childhood immunisation programme. What is Hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a virus that causes a liver infection. Often children with hepatitis B do not have any symptoms. In adults, it can cause a flu-like illness, and later yellow jaundice, nausea and rashes. Quite often infected people […]