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.