Chapter 6. Hepatitis Virus Group

  1. Michael H. Gerardi and
  2. Mel C. Zimmerman

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471710431.ch6

Wastewater Pathogens

Wastewater Pathogens

How to Cite

Gerardi, M. H. and Zimmerman, M. C. (2004) Hepatitis Virus Group, in Wastewater Pathogens, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471710431.ch6

Author Information

  1. The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

Book Series:

  1. Wastewater Microbiology Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael H. Gerardi

Series Editor Information

  1. The Pennsylvania State University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471206927

Online ISBN: 9780471710431

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Keywords:

  • hepatitis virus group;
  • liver;
  • hepatitis A virus (HAV);
  • hepatitis B virus (HBV);
  • hepatitis C virus (HCV);
  • hepatitis D virus (HDV);
  • hepatitis E virus (HEV);
  • hepatitis F virus (HFV)

Summary

Hepatitis is a disease characterized by a viral infection and inflammation of the liver. Scarring of the liver or cirrhosis may occur from this infection. The viruses that cause hepatitis are collectively known as the hepatitis virus group. This group includes hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, and F and several lesser-known viruses. Each hepatitis virus may produce complications. The common types of viral hepatitis are A, B, and C, and viral hepatitis A is the most common. Hepatitis B and C Viruses are bloodborne pathogens.