"Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. This condition can be caused by alcohol, chemicals, drugs and viruses that attack the liver. The information on this site primarily concerns viral Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C, which are the three most common types in the United States.
- About Hepatitis Disease
There are several different types of viral hepatitis, learn about each type.
- Hepatitis Vaccines
Vaccines are available to prevent hepatitis A and hepatitis B.
- Traveling or Adopting Abroad
Traveling or adopting children from abroad can present special health care challenges, among them viral hepatitis infection.
- Hepatitis Statistics
Statistics for viral hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
- For Health Professionals
Includes the hepatitis compendium, information on reporting hepatitis and hepatitis A and B specimen submission, occupational exposure information, the HIV/STD/Hepatitis risk assessment, and the perinatal hepatitis B prevention program.
- Hepatitis Laws and Regulations
- Viral Hepatitis Needs Assessment and Five-Year Plan
This plan represents a vision and a framework for the direction that MDH should take in the future to appropriately address viral hepatitis in Minnesota.