What is Hepatitis B and How Does it Spread

What is Hepatitis B and How Does it Spread

Hepatitis B refers to a liver infection caused by HBV, which can be affected via blood, mother-to-child and sex. Vaccine is the best way to prevent hepatitis B.

What is hepatitis B?

If hepatitis B lasts over than 6 month, it is known as chronic hepatitis B, which causes inflammations or even fibrosis on the liver. It is an infectious disease. The infected hepatitis B patients and HBV carrier are the main infection source.

Who is At High Risk?

People whose indexes, including HBsAg, anti-HBc and anti-HBs, show negative, are at high risk to be affected, such as:

– Close contacts, such as family member, of someone with chronic hepatitis B infection

– Babies born to mothers infected with hepatitis B

– Anyone who has had unprotected sex, especially people who have had multiple sexual partners

– People who have infected drugs

How Does it Spread?

– A mother to newborn baby. Babies are affected immediately after birth, whose mother is infected with hepatitis B.

– Sharing razors or toothbrushes contaminated with infected blood.

– Sharing needles or other equipments, such as blood filters.

– Having sex with an infected partner

– The blood of infected hepatitis B person who get into an open wound, scratch or cut etc.

It can spread via mother-to-newborn-baby, sex, wound, blood. However, it is not spreading by holding hands, hugging, kissing, sneezing, coughing or tablewares. If you are not sure other ways can spread hepatitis B or not. You can leave a message below. And you can get a reply within 24 hours.

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