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.

World Hepatitis Day 2014 28th of July 2014

Three Dublin-based groups come together for ‘CThis’ campaign to encourage hepatitis C testing on World Hepatitis Day

Up to 50,000 Irish people at risk from ‘hidden’ disease

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