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Hepatitis

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. The liver processes nutrients, filters the blood and fights infections. The liver cannot work as effectively when it is inflamed or damaged, which can result in further health issues.

Viral hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — affects millions of people worldwide, causing both acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) liver disease. Viral hepatitis causes more than one million deaths each year. While deaths from tuberculosis and HIV have been declining, deaths from hepatitis are increasing. Hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common types of hepatitis infections in the US. Hepatitis D and E infections are rare in the US.


Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Services
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave, Ste 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Services
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: (405) 426-8400
Email: SHHRService@health.ok.gov

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