Viral Infection Hepatitis is a viral infection (germ) that attacks the liver. Although in some areas the population of disease called "hot", the liver infection caused little or no elevation in body temperature. This disease is usually mild in people older. Generally the patient will experience severe pain for 2 weeks and will remain weak as long as 1 to 3 months. A. The virus that causes hepatitis: 1. Epstein Barr Virus 2. VaricellaChickenpox 3. Cytome galovirus (CMV) B. Hepatitis is divided into three groups: 1. Hepatitis A Hepatitis is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV) and many suffered by the children. The virus spreads through feces and urine, or utensils are infected by the virus. The effects of this type of hepatitis is not large, but expected the mothers continue to monitor the health of children. 2. Hepatitis B Hepatitis B is caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) which has a wider reach in its spread. * The virus is spread through blood, semen, vaginal fluids, tears, and urine. * Blood transfusions contaminated with hepatitis viruses can also transmit hepatitis B. * The use of shared drug injecting equipment allows a person infected with hepatitis B. * Sexual activity is not healthy can also trigger this type of hepatitis * Women who are infected with Hepatitis B can also infect her fetus. 3. Hepatitis C Hepatitis C is caused if there is a direct blood contact between a patient with other people. The symptoms are caused almost similar to patients with hepatitis A and B. Yet it leads to chronic liver disease. If it affects a person, one way is to cure her liver transplants. Hepatitis C can occur because: * Exchanging equipment when using drugs * Use of unhygienic tattoo * Transfusion of blood contaminated with hepatitis virus * Transmission between mother to fetus. * Contact an unhealthy sex C. Signs: 1. No inginmakan or smoking. Often do not eat anything for days. 2. Sometimes there is pain in the right abdomen near the liver. 3. Maybe with the heat. 4. After a few days, his eyes turned yellow. 5. See food or smell of food will cause vomiting. 6. Colored urine concentrated tea or coca-cola, and dirt becomes whitish. D. Action: 1. Antibiotics are not effective against inflammation of the liver. Most of the drugs will increase the damage to the liver is ailing. Do not use drugs. 2. Patients should rest and drink lots of fluids. If he refuses to eat, give orange juice, papaya and fruits, with chicken broth or other protein. We can also provide vitamins to the patient. 3. If the patient can eat, provide energy-giving food and protein balance. Beans, meat, chicken and boiled eggs are good food. Avoid fatty foods and lots of fat. Do not drink beverages containing alcohol even though it was healed. E. Prevention: 1. Hepatitis A virus is spread from stool to mouth the other person malalui dirty food or water. To prevent transmission of disease to others, then we have to bury or burn waste and keep it clean people. People who care for the patient should wash hands well after each located close to the patient. 2. Hepatitis B virus can be transmitted by means of non-sterile syringes, blood transfusion, even from mother to child and through sexual intercourse. 3. To avoid the transmission of hepatitis patients who had recovered, we must be careful. At least for 3 weeks after symptoms disappear hepatitis patients, former patients have to use plates / glasses separately, avoid sex with their wife or husband even wore a condom. Do not go in the kitchen or working as a cook direstoran. 4. Young children often suffer from inflammation of the liver with no signs of illness, but can also transmit the disease to others. Therefore, each family member must comply with all instructions about cleanliness with care. WARNING: Inflammation of the liver can also be transmitted through injection with a needle that is not sterile (not boiled properly). Rebuslah syringes and sempritnya every time you want to use.