• Hepatitis viruses is one of the common cause of liver damage
  • Hepatitis is of 5 types, namely, A, B, C, D and E,
  • Hepatitis B and C are the most deadly. These two types are mostly responsible for liver damage.
  • Hepatitis viruses B, C and D spread by contact with contaminated blood or body fluids.
  • Hepatitis A and E spreads through unsafe food and drink. Symptoms of
  • Symptoms include  yellowing of the skin and eyes, abdominal pain and swelling, yellow urine, pale or dark stools, chronic fatigue, nausea and loss of appetite. 
  • Why in news? WHO has appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South East Asia Region.

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