Hepatitis B is caused by the Hepatitis B virus that can be transmitted from one person to another through different ways, such as:
- Living with Hepatitis B-infected people
- Having unprotected sex with an infected person
- Sharing drug needles and other paraphernalia with an infected person
- Those who have multiple sex partners
- Sharing of toothbrush, razor, or other things that could have Hepatitis B-infected blood on them
- Use of unclean or unsterilized tattooing or body piercing equipment
- Someone who has a kidney disease and undergoes dialysis
- From an infected mother to her baby
Hepatitis B can be avoided prevented. Here are some tips on how to do it:
- Use condoms all the time.
- Be careful when handling blood and other body fluids of infected persons.
- Do not reuse used syringes, needles, and other similar equipment.
- Expectant mothers should undergo Hepatitis B testing.
- Hepatitis B vaccine should be administered to all babies, young people, and even adults who haven't had it.