inflammation of the liver, caused by a virus or a toxin and characterized by jaundice, liver enlargement, and fever.
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How to use hepatitis in a sentence
The vaccine against the hepatitis B virus, for example, works this way.mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry | Walter Isaacson | January 11, 2021 | Time
Sinovac founder Yin Weidong, a doctor, started his career in the 1980s in China’s northern city of Tangshan, where he investigated hepatitis outbreaks as part of a municipal public health agency.A drugmaker’s COVID-19 vaccine is 78% effective—but can it escape its spotty corporate history? | Grady McGregor | January 8, 2021 | Fortune
One common immunization that already uses this technique is the hepatitis B vaccine.Here’s where all the COVID-19 vaccine candidates currently stand | Kate Baggaley | December 18, 2020 | Popular-Science
This is consistent with several other vaccines, including hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella.When Can Children Get The COVID-19 Vaccine? 5 Questions Parents Are Asking | LGBTQ-Editor | December 13, 2020 | No Straight News
As many as half of patients failed to get their second dose of the hepatitis B vaccine, for example.The FDA is preparing to authorize the first Covid-19 vaccine in the US | Umair Irfan | December 11, 2020 | Vox
He contracted hepatitis C from drug use, which was a contributory factor in his death.
hepatitis B plays by the same rules, though the rates of transmission are about 10 times more frequent.
Over time, he can transmit a bloodborne disease such as hepatitis C to the patients he is “sharing” narcotics with.
If left untreated, hepatitis C causes liver damage over the course of decades.There’s a Life Saving New Drug. But You Can’t Afford It. | Kaiser Health News | February 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If treated early enough, 50 to 80 percent of people who contract hepatitis C are cured.Anas al-Liby’s Health Care During Terror Trial Could Gouge Taxpayers | Jamie Dettmer | October 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It differs however essentially from that attending hepatitis, from its not being accompanied with fever.Zoonomia, Vol. II | Erasmus Darwin
Suppose a man to be attacked with hepatitis, (inflammation of the liver:) he has a pain in the right shoulder.The American Reformed Cattle Doctor | George Dadd
But when the hepatitis is of septic origin, suppuration is likely to occur, the result being an hepatic abscess.
A very grave case of hepatitis endangered his life seriously.Two Chancellors | Julian Klaczko
Obscure lameness in front, of the right leg mostly, may be a symptom of hepatitis.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse | United States Department of Agriculture
British Dictionary definitions for hepatitis
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Scientific definitions for hepatitis
Inflammation of the liver, usually caused by any of various infectious agents or toxins, including alcohol and numerous chemical compounds. Symptoms usually include jaundice, fatigue, fever, liver enlargement, and abdominal pain. There are five types of viral hepatitis: A, B,C, D, and E. Hepatitis A, an acute infection caused by a virus of the genus Hepatovirus is transmitted by contaminated food and water. Hepatitis B, caused by a virus of the genus Orthohepadnavirus and Hepatitis C, caused by a virus of the genus Hepacivirus, are more serious infections that are transmitted through infected bodily fluids such as blood and semen.
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Cultural definitions for hepatitis
An inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is most often caused by a virus, but it can be the result of exposure to certain toxic agents, such as drugs or chemicals. One viral form of the disease is spread by contaminated food and water, and other forms by contaminated injection needles and blood transfusions. Symptoms of hepatitis include fever and jaundice.
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