Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is liver disease, caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C was first discovered in the 1980s when it became in knowledge that there was a new virus (not hepatitis A or B) causing liver damage. Before being properly identified in 1989 it was originally known as non-A non-B hepatitis. In 1991 […]

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an inflammatory disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The hepatitis B virus reproduces in liver cells, but the hepatitis B virus itself is not the direct cause of damage to the liver. Rather, the presence of the hepatitis B virus triggers an immune response from the body […]