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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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hepatitishep‧a‧ti‧tis /ˌhepəˈtaɪtɪs◂/ noun [uncountable]  MIa disease of the liver that causes fever and makes your skin yellow. There are several types of hepatitis: hepatitis A, which is less severe, and hepatitis B and C, which are much more serious.
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hepatitisAlthough most chronically infected patients appear to have clinically apparent hepatitis, a subclinical chronic carrier state also exists.Nineteen eighty-two was the year Jasper had hepatitis.According to various surveys, they showed a rate of infectious hepatitis eight to twenty-five times higher than heterosexual males.This rules out the possibility that autoantibodies are merely a consequence of hepatitis C virus infection.There is no specific treatment for this disease and complete recovery from any form of hepatitis may take four months or longer.Prior to the hepatitis B outbreak, most public health officials had ignored the danger signs in gay male epidemiology.The hepatitis B antigen is found in blood, saliva, urine, semen, vaginal secretions and possibly other body fluids.Some organisations knew about the different types of viral hepatitis and that there is a long incubation period.
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