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Hepatitis



What is Hepatitis?

The word hepatitis simply means ‘inflammation of the liver’.  There are lots of different reasons why your liver might become inflamed, for example drinking too much alcohol; the side effects of some medications; autoimmune diseases; bacterial infections and viral infections.  Hepatitis A, B and C are caused by viral infections.

Hepatitis Symptoms

Often Hepatitis A, B and C infections have no symptoms or symptoms can take a long time to develop (in particular Hepatitis B and C).  However, symptoms can include tiredness, nausea, abdominal pain, fever and jaundice, amongst others.

In August 2011, Community Response created two informational Hepatitis clips. Click here to view a short clip on the immune system and click here to view the clip on the liver and Heptatis.

National Hepatitis C Awareness Week

HIV Ireland, Community Response and UISCE work in partnership to bring you this annual event.  The 2015 event takes place from 27th to 31st July.

You can run your own event as part of the awareness week.  Visit http://www.hepinfo.ie/resources.aspx to view and download an Events Pack, leaflets and posters.  You can also email info@hepinfo.ie to order hard-copy resources.

 

 

 

 

 



 
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