Hepatitis B

  1. What is hepatitis B

    What is hepatitis B
    Hepatitis B is an infectious disease that can be life-threatening under certain conditions. Responsible for the infection is the hepatitis B virus (HBV), which killed an estimated 887 000 people in 2015. The virus damages the liver cells, causing chronic inflammation. If left untreated, it can lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of cancer arising from the cells of the liver. Today, there are preventive vaccines against HBV, that offer almost 100% protection and prevent an... → Continue reading
  2. 6 Different Modes of Hepatitis B Transmission and How to Avoid Them

    Hepatitis B infection is one of the common sexually transmitted diseases in the world today. It is an infection of the liver whereby the virus causes inflammation in the surrounding tissues and cells of the liver. The incidence of this infection has been on the rise for so long because of the great increase in unprotected sexual intercourse among young people around the world (and even older folks too). The World Health Organization has recorded that about 257 million... → Continue reading

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