Content tagged with: viral hepatitis

Viral Hepatitis

Millions of Americans live with viral hepatitis – many of them may not even know that they have it. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, and viral hepatitis refers to a few specific viruses that primarily attack the liver. A person can have a viral hepatitis and live without symptoms for decades. In fact, approximately 65 to… Read more »

Infectious Disease

An infectious disease is an illness caused by a microbe – an organism too small to be seen with the naked eye. Bacteria, virus, fungi and protozoa are all disease-causing microbes. A colleague coughs and doesn’t cover his mouth; a student gets creative when there are no tissues to wipe her runny nose; friends share a water… Read more »