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    Hepatitis A (HAV)

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    Hepatitis generally refers to an inflammation of the liver caused by alcohol, drugs, chemicals and autoimmune conditions, over half of cases worldwide being caused by viruses. Of the hepatitis viruses, hepatitis A is the most common and most treatable; other forms of viral hepatitis include B, C, D, E and possibly F and G. The first description of “epidemic jaundice” is attributed to Hippocrates and there are reports of outbreaks throughout history. The hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a small non-enveloped single-stranded RNA virus, it is “thermostable and acid-resistant”, classified in 1991 as a member of the Hepatovirus genus of the family Picornaviridae. “HAV replicates in hepatocytes and interferes with liver function, sparking an immune response…

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    Hepatitis A Essay

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    “Hepatitis” means the inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected. Hepatitis A is a vaccine- preventable, acute liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A Virus. The Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) is a small, non-enveloped, positive, single stranded RNA virus classified from the Picornaviridae family. Hepatitis A is one of the most common infectious form of…

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    Hepatitis A Virus

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    Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The progress to fibrosis (scanning), cirrhosis or liver cancer. Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis in the world but out infection, toxic substances (alcohol, certain drugs) and auto immune diseases can also cause hepatitis. There are 5 main hepatitis viruses, referred to as type A, B, C, D, and E. These 5 are of…

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    Hepatitis B

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    Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver, caused by the Hepatitis B virus[1], and characterized by diffuse or patchy areas of necrosis[2]. Hepatitis studies that classified the types of Hepatitis began after World War II (1945)[3] just over 70 years ago. Two decades later in 1967, Krugman studies found Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B[3]. Another ten years later, the Prince studies found the specific virus surface antigen that causes Hepatitis B[3]. Taxonomically classified in the…

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    Hepatitis C

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    symptoms then later realize they have a disease known as hepatitis C. It is an infection of the liver, the virus comes in many forms. Here in the U.S the most common form is type 1. Also the most common way of getting it is by the use of unsafe practices for example injections and improper sterilization. According to the article What Is Hepatitis C, about 3.5 million people have the disease. Knowing the signs and symptoms, if there are any cures, how can it be prevented, and benefits of good…

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    Hepatitis Research Paper

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    HSC BIOLOGY: THE SEARCH FOR BETTER HEALTH RESEARCH ASSESSMENT - HEPATITIS B OVERVIEW OF HEPATITIS DISEASES Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver (In Latin, hepatitis means “of the liver”) caused either by a toxic substance (viral infection from direct damage e.g. alcohol) or bacterial and viral infection. Hepatitis is a family of viral infections that damage the liver; most common types are Hepatitis A, B and C. About 500 million people globally are infected by one of six hepatitis…

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    restaurant getting a Hepatitis A outbreak. Unfortunately, this is what happened to a very popular Mexican restaurant called Chi-Chi’s that left many people devastated as well as very sick. Chi-Chi’s was founded in 1975 by restauranteur Marno McDermott and former Green Bay Packers player Max McGee. In the first year, the company did better than expected and exceeded the planned $400,000 to make a whole whopping $2 million dollars. The high profit the company was making caught the attention of…

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    Introduction Hepatitis is a condition of the liver inflammation that may be caused by bacterial or viral infection, parasitic infestation, alcohol, drugs, toxins or transfusion of incompatible blood. Hepatitis viruses, which can be sexually transmitted, represent a heterogeneous group of genetically unrelated viruses that target the hepatocytes (liver cells), causing hepatitis. The hepatitis viruses are remarkably different in their physical structure pathology, and epidemiology. And although…

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    Hepatitis A Case Studies

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    Hepatitis A According to the author, the initial symptoms of hepatitis A are generally related to Hippocrates. Hepatitis A outbreaks were first reported in the 17th and 18th century and were linked to Military campaigns. Initially, Hepatitis A was known as infectious hepatitis and was epidemiologically differentiated from Hepatitis B in 1940. Hepatitis B compared to Hepatitis A has a prolonged incubation period. However, the establishment of serologic tests permitted ultimate diagnosis of…

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    for young children, called Willowbrook State School, where hepatitis was running rampant. With the permission of the parents, researchers began to dose children, already in the institute and asking for admission, with a weak form of the hepatitis virus and antibodies. Through this research two strains for hepatitis were discovered, A and B. (1, Willowbrook) The children with the antibodies injected into them did not have as severe symptoms as those only injected with the weak virus. The…

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