Protecting yourself against infectious diseases

People with a liver condition might be more at risk from infections. Including food poisoning and common diseases like COVID-19.

If you have cirrhosis you are more likely to become seriously ill if you pick up an infectious condition.

You are more likely to get an infection if you take immunosuppressant medicines. These stop your immune system working properly. So it is harder for you to fight off bugs.

If your liver is very badly damaged (liver failure) then you will be at more risk of infections caused by bacteria, including chest and urine infections.

Whatever type of liver condition you have, there are ways to reduce your risk. Find out more by clicking on the links below.