Who is most at risk for hepatitis?

Who is most at risk for hepatitis?

Those individuals most at risk for hepatitis C infection are:

  • People who had blood transfusions, blood products, or organ donations before June, 1992, when sensitive tests for HCV were introduced for blood screening.
  • Health care workers who suffer needle-stick accidents.

How can you get hepatitis G?

The new virus, tentatively named hepatitis G virus (HGV) and known to be closely related to GB virus C (GBV-C), is transmitted by blood and blood products, intravenous drug use and other behaviour associated with a high risk of parenteral exposure to blood.

What puts you at risk for hepatitis?

People who have many sex partners. People who have sex with someone who has a sexually transmitted infection (STI) People who use IV drugs or share needles. Babies born to mothers with hepatitis B, C, or E.

How common is hepatitis G?

Hepatitis G has been reported in adults and children throughout the world and is found in about 1.5% of blood donors in the United States. Infection has been reported in 10% to 20% of adults with chronic HBV or HCV infection, indicating that co- infection is a common occurrence.

What age group is most at risk for hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A Prevention

  • Children: All children aged 12–23 months.
  • People at increased risk for HAV infection: International travelers.
  • Other people recommended for vaccination: Pregnant women at risk for HAV infection or severe outcome from HAV infection.
  • Vaccination during outbreaks:

Which populations are high risk for hepatitis B?

High-Risk Groups

  • Health care providers and emergency responders.
  • Sexually active individuals (more than 1 partner in the past six months)
  • Men who have sex with men.
  • Individuals diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease.
  • Illicit drug users (injecting, inhaling, snorting, pill popping)

How is hepatitis G prevented?


  1. If you are regularly exposed to blood or blood products from others, try to protect yourself with gloves to reduce the risk of the spread of viruses.
  2. If you use injection drugs, ensure you use clean, sterile needles.

What is G-Virus?

GB virus C (GBV-C), also known as hepatitis G virus (HGV), is a member of the Flaviviridae family. Its genome consists of a positive-sense-stranded RNA encoding a single polyprotein of approximately 3000 amino acids. Currently, GBV-C is assumed to be a lymphotropic virus that does not cause hepatitis [75–77].

Who is at risk of contracting hepatitis E?

In developing countries, symptomatic hepatitis E commonly occurs among older adolescents and young adults (i.e., people aged 15–44 years). Pregnant women are more likely to experience severe illness, including fulminant hepatitis and death (8).