In preparation for the World Hepatitis Day, on July 28, we would like to share with you information on this subject, which is relevant to the health of the population.
Do you know that hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can be caused by viruses, for example forms A, B, C, D, E, and G? Hepatitis can lead to serious health consequences.

Viral hepatitis spreads through various means, for example contaminated water or food prepared with contaminated water, sexual contact, sharing personal items with an infected individual.

With some forms of hepatitis, people will show no symptoms, while in other forms people will experience symptoms like jaundice, stomach pain, fatigue or other symptoms.

To learn more about hepatitis and how to protect yourself from infection, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website at:
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hep/index-eng.php