Hepatitis Viruses: The Natural History of Infection

  • Jinah Choi
  • Jing-hsiung Ou

Abstract

Hepatitis viruses are important human pathogens that affect millions of people worldwide. These viruses, as their names imply, cause inflammation of the liver and therefore, were mainly identified for their shared abilities to cause transmissible hepatitis in human. During the last several decades, studies have revealed the diverse molecular nature of these viruses that, in turn, have greatly aided their control by various preventative and therapeutic measures. However, despite our concerted efforts to control and eradicate them, hepatitis viruses remain as one of the major challenges to scientific and health communities worldwide.

Keywords

Fatigue Hepatitis Leukemia Pancreatitis Diarrhea 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jinah Choi
  • Jing-hsiung Ou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Microbiology & ImmunologyUniversity of Southern California Keck School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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