The liver is absolutely required for your life and one of the most common things we see in our Country are several types of Hepatitis caused by viruses which are very easily preventable. There are many viruses that affect the liver but we’re going to concentrate on only two which are the most easily preventable during this Monsoon season. I will be telling you little bit about Hepatitis A and E. Both of these viruses are Food and Water borne viruses. So during the monsoons, If you’re in the habit of eating lot of outside food or you do not watch the kind of water you drink, these two infections can become very common. Most common symptoms of these are: Fevers, yellowing of eyes called Jaundice But in certain populations, it can be very serious and life threatening. For example, in pregnant women Hepatitis E can result in the death of the unborn child and can also result in liver failure to the mother. Hepatitis A, similarly, in younger adults and in children can be fatal. So Hepatitis B is a virus that is mostly spread by blood and blood products. It is a very easily preventable infection. Provided there is awareness and there is good education about it. Pregnant women who have Hepatitis B are at a risk of having liver disease during pregnancy but the greater risk is to the new born child. The new born child has a very high risk of acquiring Hepatitis B at the time of child birth. This can be very easily prevented if we already know that a pregnant women has Hepatitis B. By timely vaccination of the new born, this disease can be very easily prevented. At the same time, we have very good medication that we can give to pregnant women in their third trimester and actually protect their livers as well. Therefore, we wish that all of you be very careful during this monsoon season. Be very careful of what you eat and the water that you drink so you can have a happy and a healthy liver.