Hepatitis

 
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Hepatitis A in Colorado
 
Hepatitis B in Colorado
Hepatitis C in Colorado 
 

 
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What is viral hepatitis?
Viral hepatitis is a group of viral infections that cause inflammation of the liver. The most common types are hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. These viruses are very different but they all affect the liver. The liver is an important organ that performs 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 transplants. An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis; most don't know they're infected.
 
 
 

This can be incorporated into staff training for labor and delivery, NICU or nursery units. It also could be used for new employee orientation. It takes about 20 minutes. There are additional resources for professionals on the Resource page within the training, including the HBIG form.

 

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