Hepatitis

Hepatitis
  • Overview of Hepatitis
    • Hepatitis is caused by a virus that impairs your liver function. Some symptoms of hepatitis include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dark-colored urine, stomach pain, and jaundice. The type and name of hepatitis is dependent on the virus that causes infection.
      • Hepatitis A is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV) and spreads through contact with feces of an infected person.
      • Hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and spreads through contact with the blood, semen, or bodily fluid of an infected person.
      • Hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and spreads through contact of infected blood of another infected person and through intercourse with an infected person.

An effective method to preventing hepatitis is vaccination. To get vaccinated or if you are exhibiting symptoms of hepatitis, contact your physician or make an appointment at the Student Health Services here.

For more information, visit the National Institute of Health website here.