Saturday 22 July 2017

So what ails you, David?

Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

Confusion persisted last night over the exact form of hepatitis that David Norris contracted.

Some types of hepatitis can be life-threatening and damage the liver over time.

Mr Norris said the form of hepatitis he contracted from contaminated drinking water in Europe in the mid-1990s was "non A, non B and non C".

This appears to rule out hepatitis A which is rarely serious. It also eliminates the other two forms of the virus which can lead to cirrhosis of the liver or liver failure.

The other forms include hepatitis E which is generally mild and usually caught by consuming contaminated food or drink. There is also Hepatitis G which does not cause disease.

The senator has so far failed to clarify exactly what form of the disease he suffers from.

Irish Independent

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