Virus group that causes Hepatitis except A (Hep C (Transmission (Most…
Virus group that causes Hepatitis except A
Sexual contact, mother to baby
Spread through blood and blood products
Can result in acute short term infection or chronic long term
There is a vaccine
are similar to Hep A
Unless testing for particular antigen, have to determine based on symptomatology. Surface area on virus that is in the blood.
Similar to A and B
Most cases come from blood transfusions that weren’t checked for Hep B
Mother to fetus
Needle stick injuries
Sexual contact is less common. Razors and other personal care objects.
Most people its chronic long term infection
Can result in long term health problems and death
Chronic can lead to severe liver problems like cirrhosis and liver cancer
Can survive at room temp for up to 3 weeks.
Rare in the US
Has to function, needs B Virus
Vaccine for B eliminated D
Needs B for replicating purposes. Symbiotic relationship.
Associated with contaminated food and water
Rare in US, but common in other parts of the world
Associated with contaminated water supplies
Travelers avoid unsanitized water or eating raw or uncooked pork or deer