Hepatitis A, B, C

The hepatitis C virus
The hepatitis C virus
Three relatively common viral infections of the liver sound very similar in name but are quite different in communicability, complications, prevention and treatment. Immunization has been so successful that almost all hepatitis A in Alaska is acquired elsewhere by those not immunized. Immunization is eliminating B as well and helping prevent transmission from infected pregnant mothers to their babies. More than 90% of patients with hepatitis C are being cured of this life threatening and cancer causing illness, however 25 -50 % of those infected don’t even know it. Hepatitis A, B, and C on the next edition of Line One Your Health Connection.
  • Dr Brian McMahon, co-chair of the World Health Organization Hepatitis B Guidelines, member of the U.S. Practice Guidelines committee for Hepatitis B, and Research and Medical Director of the Liver Disease and Hepatitis Program Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Annette Hewett, FNP, Liver Disease and Hepatitis Program Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium



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