Your liver is the largest organ in your body-about the size of a football. It weighs approximately three pounds. Your liver is located on the lower right side of your abdomen behind your lower ribs. Its functions include:

HEPATITIS A

Definition

Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus. Most hepatitis B infections clear up within 1-2 months without treatment.

HEPATITIS C

DEFINITION

Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Hepatitis D

WHAT IS HEPATITIS D ?

Hepatitis D is a virus (HDV) causes inflammation of the liver. It infects people who have hepatitis B (HBV).

HOW IS IT SPREAD?

HDV is transmitted through contact with:

HEPATITIS E

Hepatitis E (HEV) is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. It is not considered chronic and is rare in Canada

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REDUCING YOUR RISK OF VIRAL HEPATITIS

RISK FACTORS FOR VIRAL HEPATITIS

A risk factor is something that increases your likelihood of getting a disease or condition. It is possible to develop viral hepatitis with or without the risk factors listed below.

Talking to Your Health Care Provider about Viral Hepatitis

You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor or health care provider about your personal risk factors and/or experience with hepatitis.

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