Hepatitis B

The effects, measures of control & common areas

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Effects of Infectious Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic disease. It is transmitted through contact with blood and other body fluids, and can be sexually transmitted as well as using dirty needles when taking drugs. A lot of times mothers pass it on to their babies during child birth. Symptoms of Hepatitis B include jaundice, dark urine, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and swelling, and can develop into liver cancer or cirrhosis of the liver

Common Areas of Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is very common in subsaharan Africa, East Asia, The amazon, southern parts of eastern and central Europe, in the middle east and Indian subcontinent. In other countries it is likely to begin in childhood, but surprisingly is not spread by contaminated food and water. About 600,000 people die every year due to Hepatitis B.

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Measures of Control

The actions that are taking place to treat Hepatitis B are shot vaccinations, antiviral agents, and possibly liver transplants.