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Hepatitis

 

 

 What is Viral Hepatitis?
"Viral Hepatitis" refers to a group of viral infections that cause inflammation of the liver. The most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. Although their names are similar, these viruses are very different from one another but they all affect your liver. Your liver is a very important organ that performs many essential functions related to digestion, metabolism, immunity, and the storage of nutrients in the body. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation. An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis; most do not know they are infected.
 

What Does the Viral Hepatitis Program do?
The Viral Hepatitis Program works to prevent the spread of viral hepatitis in Colorado, decrease the progression and complications of viral hepatitis related liver disease, and advocate for viral hepatitis policies and resources.
Please feel free to contact us at 303-692-2780.  

 

 

What's New?

 
Another Colorado Hospital Added to Immunization Action Coalition's (IAC's) Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll:
 
 
Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Unit Training for Hospital Staff

The course is available through the link below. It can be incorporated into staff training for Labor and Delivery, NICU or Nursery Units. It could also be used for new employee orientation. Training time: About 20 minutes.

Click here to take the course