Hepatitis B

Natalie, Alisha, Khumora

Description of the disease:

A liver disease that results from infection.

Signs/ Symptoms:

Feeling very tired, mild fever, headache, not wanting to eat, and belly pain.

Cause of the disease:

liver infection with Hepatitis B virus; when blood, semen, or vaginal fluids from an infected person enters another persons body.

Diagnosis:

blood test or liver biopsy.

Treatment:

resting, eating healthy, and drinking plenty of water. If chronic then you must take medicines.

Porgnosis:

acute illness usually goes away after 2 to 3 weeks. Liver returns to normal within 4 to 6 months. 1 to 100 people die from the condition. Increased rate of liver cancer with people who have chronic Hepatitis B.