This image depicts Iraqi Field Epidemiology Training Program (IFETP) first cohort resident, Dr. Abbas Mahdi Abbas, as he was conducting an interview with a group of boys about an outbreak of viral hepatitis.
““Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis. However, hepatitis is most often caused by a virus. In the United States, the most common types of viral hepatitis are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.”
For more on viral hepatitis, or the FETP, see the links below.