Viral hepatitis is an umbrella term for a group of viruses that cause infection, inflammation and damage to the liver. There are 5 main types of viral hepatitis, each with varying symptoms and severity. While treatment for viral hepatitis depends on the type and severity of the infection, our compassionate providers at Washington Health Institute specialize in treating hepatitis A, B, and C, and can develop a customized treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Hepatitis D and E are rare in the United States. For more information about hepatitis D and hepatitis E, visit the CDC website.
Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is found in the stool and blood of people who are infected. Hepatitis A is very contagious and can be contracted by consuming contaminated food, through sexual activity with an infected person or by sharing injectable drugs.