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Welcome to the North Dakota Department of Health Viral Hepatitis Program website.  The mission of the Viral Hepatitis Program is to protect the health of the public by prevention and control of viral hepatitis infection.  If you cannot find the information desired, please contact us by clicking here!

The liver, the largest internal organ in the body, is located behind the lower right part of your ribs.  The liver serves as the body's filter and warehouse.

The liver also:

  • Stores vitamins, sugars, fats and other nutrients from the food that we eat

  • Builds proteins and nutrients that the body needs to stay healthy

  • Breaks down food, medications, alcohol and poisonous chemicals

  • Filters waste products from the blood

  • Regulates blood clotting

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