This six-page handout educates people about hepatitis, which is inflammation of the liver that is most often caused by a virus. It explains that hepatitis can damage the liver, and discusses how the disease is spread to other people. It lists common signs of hepatitis, and outlines diagnosis and treatment through a blood test to identify which type of hepatitis the person has. The document provides recommendations for ways people with the disease and their caregivers can prevent its spread, and identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called.
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