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What is Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B (HBV) is a spherical virus that affects the liver.Contracting HBV can cause cirrhosis of the liver, jaundice ,nausea and vomiting, and joint pain.
The Origins of Hepatitis B
Paleontologists have discovered HBV in prehistoric bird genomes, dating the origin 63 million years than what was first predicted.
Most newborn children get Hepatitis B during birth from their parents. Native Africans have the highest number of cases reported.
Hepatitis B can be treated by antiviral medications or a liver transplant. Some prevention techniques that you can do is to make sure that a tattoo needle or a syringe is cleaned properly before use, ask your sexual partner, and get a vaccination.
January 9, 2015