Causes Behind Development of Hepatitis B&C

Hepatitis is one of the prominent health problems. Many illnesses and conditions can cause inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is most often viral, due to infection with one of the hepatitis viruses (A, B, C, D, and E) or another virus (such as those that cause infectious mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus disease, or yellow fever).

Hepatitis B virus

It is a rigorous disease caused by a virus that harms the liver. It is commonly known as hepatitis B virus (HBV). It can cause a wide number of symptoms ranging from general malaise to lifelong infection, cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death.

HBV spreads by contaminated body fluids, such as blood, saliva, semen, vaginal fluids, tears, and urine, an infected blood transfusion, shared infected needles or syringes for injecting drugs, sexual activity with an HBV-infected individual, and transmission from HBV-infected mothers to their newborn infants.

Hepatitis C virus

It is one of the common liver disease caused by a virus known as HCV(hepatitis C virus). Infection with the hepatitis C virus can cause chronic liver disease and is the leading reason for liver transplant . HCV is spread by direct contact with an infected person’s blood, getting a tattoo or body piercing with non sterilized tools, sharing drug needles, sexual contact with infected person.

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