Hepatitis B

😷Blood Brothers Gone Wrong😷

Symptoms

  • Appetite loss

  • Fatigue

  • Fever, low-grade

  • Muscle and joint aches

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Yellow skin and dark urine due to jaundice


    Can get it by...

    • Blood transfusions (not common in the United States)

    • Direct contact with blood in health care settings

    • Sexual contact with an infected person

    • Tattoo or acupuncture with unclean needles or instruments

    • Shared needles during drug use

    • Shared personal items (such as toothbrushes, razors, and nail clippers) with an infected person



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Can it be cured?

  • Adults – 90% will get rid of the virus and recover without any problems; 10% will develop chronic hepatitis B.
  • Young Children – 40% will get rid of the virus and recover without problems; 60% will develop a chronic hepatitis B infection.
  • Infants – 90% will become chronically infected; only 10% will be able to get rid of the virus.

There are several approved drugs in the United States that can slow down liver damage caused by the virus