hepatitis D


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hepatitis D

n.
A viral hepatitis that is either acute or chronic, caused by an RNA virus and occurring either simultaneously with acute hepatitis B or as a superinfection in chronic hepatitis B. It is transmitted primarily by exposure to infected blood or blood products and is most prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas of the Mediterranean basin.
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Hepatitis D is an additional infection occurring in people living with hepatitis B.
Hepatitis D is transmitted on through contact with infected blood and only occurs in people who are already infected with hepatitis B.
People who are not already infected with hepatitis B can prevent hepatitis D by getting vaccinated against hepatitis B.
Hepatitis D spreads by direct contact with contaminated blood and waterborne hepatitis E virus spreads through contaminated drinking water, (http://www.healthline.com/health/hepatitis#overview1) Healthline reported.