Hepatitis is a group of communicable diseases that are caused by the Hepatitis virus. These viruses can easily enter your body through contaminated water or food. Hepatitis is swelling or inflammation of your liver that occurs as a result of the multiplication of virus in the organ. This leads to various other symptoms which can be easily brought under control in case of mild hepatitis.
Hepatitis might be asymptomatic in some cases. In the rest, the following symptoms may be seen:
Acute and mild cases might resolve themselves over a short period of time. Chronic cases may require the following
|Hepatitis A||Hepatitis B||Hepatitis C|
|Spread||Feces Close contact with infected person Sexual contact with infected person Consumption of contaminated food/water||Exposure to infected body fluids and blood Unprotected sex Sharing needles Mother to baby during birth||Exposure to infected body fluids and blood Unprotected sex (rare) Sharing needles Mother to baby during birth|
|Incubation period||15-50 days||45-160 days||14-180 days|