Hepatitis D is a virus-like particle and infection is always associated with a co-existent hepatitis B infection. Hepatitis D can occur simultaneously with an acute infection with hepatitis B. 

Hepatitis D co-infection usually results in a self-limiting hepatitis illness.

​Further information

​For further information please see the Control Guideline or contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.

Page Updated: Monday 13 March 2017