Overview of Viral Hepatitis for Health Care Professionals

Black male and white female health care provider

Tens of thousands of people are newly infected with viral hepatitis every year in the United States. It is a serious public health threat that kills thousands of Americans annually and is a leading cause of liver cancer. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B are vaccine-preventable and hepatitis C can be cured.

The United States has the opportunity and the responsibility to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat. Working with providers and their patients we can collectively achieve this goal.

* Based on a representative sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.