Comparing hepatitis A, B and C

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What is it?

  • A virus that causes inflammation of the liver
  • Only acute infection (short term)
  • A virus that causes inflammation of the liver
  • Chronic in around 5% of adults
  • Chronic for around 90-95% of newborns who contract hep B at birth
  • Can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer
  • A virus that causes inflammation of the liver
  • Chronic for around 75% of people
  • Can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer

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