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vi·ral hep·a·ti·tis

1. hepatitis caused by any one of at least seven immunologically unrelated viruses: hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis D virus, hepatitis E virus, hepatitis F virus, hepatitis G virus;
2. hepatitis caused by a viral infection, including that by Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus.
Synonym(s): virus hepatitis
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viral hepatitis

GI disease Liver inflammation caused by viruses–eg, hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, F, GB, and other viruses. See Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis delta, Hepatitis E.
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vi·ral hep·a·ti·tis

(vī'răl hep'ă-tī'tis)
1. Liver disorder caused or exacerbated by any one of at least seven immunologically unrelated viruses: hepatitis A-E and G, and the TT virus (TTV); the existence of hepatitis F virus remains putative.
2. Hepatitis caused by a viral infection, including infection by Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and other herpesviruses.
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vi·ral hep·a·ti·tis

(vīrăl hepă-tītis)
Hepatitis caused by various immunologically unrelated viruses: hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis D virus, hepatitis E virus, and hepatitis G virus.

vi·ral hep·a·ti·tis, type A

(vīrăl hepă-tītis tīp)
A viral disease with a short (15-50 days) incubation period caused by hepatitis A virus, often transmitted by fecal-oral route.

vi·ral hep·a·ti·tis, type B

(vīrăl hepă-tītis tīp)
A viral disease with a long incubation period (usually 50-160 days), caused by a hepatitis B virus, usually transmitted by injection of infected blood or blood derivatives or by use of contaminated needles, lancets, or other instruments or by sexual transmission.
Synonym(s): infectious hepatitis, short-incubation hepatitis.

vi·ral hep·a·ti·tis, type C

(vīrăl hepă-tītis tīp)
Principal cause of non-A, non-B posttransfusion hepatitis caused by an RNA virus; high percentage of patients develop chronic liver disease leading to cirrhosis.

vi·ral hep·a·ti·tis, type D

(vīrăl hepă-tītis tīp)
Acute or chronic hepatitis caused by a satellite virus, the hepatitis delta virus; chronic type appears to be more severe than other types of viral hepatitis.
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People can be unaware that they have viral hepatitis because they do not experience symptoms until the late stage of infection.
In response to this global public health problem, in 2010, the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted resolution WHA63.18 on viral hepatitis, urging Member States to recognize and address the issue of viral hepatitis through improved prevention and control efforts.
Talking at the launch of CCVHEP, Dr Sania Nishtar, said that we hope to eliminate viral hepatitis in Pakistan by promoting public private collaborations.
Every pregnant woman in Pakistan should be screened for viral hepatitis to prevent its transmission to the baby," she advised.
PAHO said around 96 per cent of this mortality from viral hepatitis is a result of chronic hepatitis B and C infection, leading to cirrhosis and primary liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma.
Viral hepatitis B and C affect 325 million people worldwide causing 1.4 million deaths a year.
Chronic viral hepatitis affects more than 70 million Africans (60 million with hepatitis B and 10 million with hepatitis C), and kills more people in Africa each year than tuberculosis, malaria or HIV.
Recent increases in viral hepatitis infections, many attributed to surges in injection-drug use (4), highlight the importance of acknowledging and combatting the infectious disease consequences of the nation's opioid crisis.
Acute viral hepatitis (AVH) continues to be a major public health burden in developing countries like India.
Over the last decades, one of the most important health problems which has affected the health of millions of people annually and has led to their morbidity and mortality has been viral hepatitis. It can be said that hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the main cause of chronic liver disease in the world, but thanks to the vaccinating and the screening of pregnant women, its burden has been decreased dramatically during the last decade.
AROUND 70 percent of viral hepatitis deaths throughout the world occur in Asia, and the majority of these are attributable to hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
The epidemiological situation in January-November 2018 was characterized by an increase in the incidence of viral hepatitis (by 12.1%), pediculosis (by 6.2%) and acute respiratory viral infections (by 6%).

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