Viral hepatitis strikes thousands of Canadians resulting in short-term illness, chronic infections and even life-threatening consequences. To understand what causes hepatitis, who is at risk and how to protect yourself, click on the links below to learn the basic facts on the three most common forms of viral hepatitis:
Hepatitis A is a liver disease that is contracted most often through contaminated food or water.
Hepatitis B is a liver disease that is more infectious than HIV and is spread through infected blood and body fluids.
Hepatitis C is a very common liver disease throughout the world and is contracted through infected blood.
Click on the image below to complete a short questionnaire that can help you decide if you should get tested for hepatitis C and to receive recommendations on whether you should speak with your healthcare provider about hepatitis A or B