Hepatitis

Hepatitis  is an inflammation of the liver, which is the organ responsible for filtering the blood and fighting infection.  Hepatitis usually causes symptoms such as jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, and loss of appetite.  Hepatitis symptoms may range from no signs of illness to severe illness. Hepatitis may be caused by heavy alcohol use, toxins or some medications, which are not contagious forms of the disease.  However, it is more likely to be caused by a virus which is contagious.  There are three main types of viral hepatitis in the United States. Although the symptoms of these diseases may be similar, the viruses and the way they are transmitted are different. 

Disease Information

Information to help control the spread of disease and to protect others from getting it.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronaviruses There are four types of coronaviruses that are common in humans and often cause mild to moderate illness like the common cold.  Coronaviruses are common in many species of animals, and usually cannot be transmitted to humans. Occasionally, there are...

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Head Lice

Head Lice

Head lice  is caused by a parasitic insect that can be found on the head, including the eyebrows and eyelashes. They are spread from close contact (head-to-head), sharing combs or brushes, or from the environment of someone who has lice.  For more information visit: ...

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C  is a contagious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis C virus.  It is usually spread through contact with blood from someone who is infected with Hepatitis C, through sharing needles, syringes or equipment to inject drugs. For more information on...

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B  is a contagious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis B virus. It is transmitted through blood, semen, or other body fluids.  It can be spread from mother to baby during birth. Hepatitis B can cause a short-term illness or become a long-term chronic...

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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A  is a contagious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus.  It is spread through the fecal-oral route or from contact with objects, food or drink contaminated by a person with Hepatitis A.  It is usually milder in children.  There is a vaccine to...

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Influenza (Flu)

Influenza (Flu)

Influenza  is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses causing symptoms such as fever, cough, headache, runny nose, sore throat, and body aches. There are two main types of Influenza virus: Types A and B.  Influenza is highly infectious and can cause mild to...

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Scabies

Scabies

Scabies  is an infestation of the skin caused by a mite.  It causes severe itching and a pimple like rash.  It is spread through close skin-to-skin contact with someone who has scabies.  For more information:  https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/ 

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