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Octavus t1_j7m8l40 wrote

Please note that hepatitis is a disease of the liver and not a family of viruses. The different hepatitis viruses are not related to each other in general, the only thing they have in common is that they all infect the liver.


Medicluke t1_j7kw3li wrote

So there is A,B,C,D(kinda a subtype of B), and E. A and E are fecal oral transmissions while B,C,D are transmitted through bodily fluids. There are subtypes that are mostly regional but that covers the big ones.


Sheldon121 t1_j7l0ihf wrote

Thank you. I’d never heard of a fecal kind but I hope it’s taught in schools these days, as it could certainly be as problematic as the others but not as obvious a means of transmission. Same can be said about the oral kind. No, I just read up on them. Herpes A and E are usually found in developing nations without the ability to washing hands.


Outrageous_County_29 t1_j7mjia0 wrote

There are six known types of hepatitis viruses: Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, and G. Hepatitis A and E are primarily spread through contaminated food and water, while hepatitis B, C, and D are mainly spread through contact with infected body fluids.


SolasHealth t1_j7o8yrl wrote

There are five viruses that cause the different forms of viral hepatitis:hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. Hepatitis A is primarily a food-borne illness that can be transmitted via contaminated water and unwashed food. Hepatit B is the most easily transmitted, especially in children. It can be transmitted through contaminated blood, needles, syringes, or bodily fluids, as well as from mother to baby. After many years of carrying the virus, it can cause long-term liver damage, liver cancer, and cirrhosis of the liver in some cases. Hepatitis C is only passed from mother to child during childbirth or through infected blood. In the long run, it can also cause liver cancer and cirrhosis.Hepatitis D is only found in people who also have hepatitis B. Hepatitis E is most common in Africa, Asia, and South America. When taken in excess or at very high doses, certain generally safe medications can be toxic to the liver and cause hepatitis (drug-induced hepatitis).