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1. Hepatitis
Inflammation of the liver; symptoms include jaundice (yellowish skin caused by the buildup of bile pigments in the body), fever, appetite loss and gastrointestinal upset. There are several types of viral hepatitis; hepatitis A and B are the most common types, but other versions (C through F) are caused by water-borne calciviruses and togoviruses.

2. Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis, epidemic jaundice)
A type of hepatitis caused by RNA virus es in the genus Enterovirus in the family Picornaviridae . It is usually fairly mild; people may mistake it for the flu. The virus typically spreads through food or water contaminated with infected feces and is most prevalent in places where people don't practice good hygiene.

3. Hepatitis B (serum hepatitis, homologous serum jaundice, Type B viral hepatitis)
This disease is caused by DNA virus es in the family Hepadnaviridae and is much more serious than hepatitis A . Hepatitis B has a long incubation period (around three months) and can cause severe liver damage and even death. It is typically spread by blood or body fluid contact, such as through hypodermic needles or sexual intercourse. A type of liver cancer, hepatoma, can follow a bout with H-B.

4. Hepatitis B
A potentially serious viral disease that affects the liver; can be transmitted through sexual contact or through contact with infected blood.

5. Hepatitis C (non-A, non-B hepatitis)
Hepatitis C is a disease caused by either of two types of unclassified hepatitis -causing virus es. One version, caused by a calicivirus , spreads via water. The other, from a togovirus, tends to occur after blood transfusions.

6. Hepatitis delta
Hepatitis delta is a severe form of hepatitis which arose recently. It is caused by a combination of the delta virus (a defective virus ) and the virus which causes hepatitis B .

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