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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a virus that can lead to chronic liver disease. In the United States, hepatitis B virus is the cause of about one-third of all viral liver disease.

How Hepatitis B Spreads
Hepatitis B has many ways to spread from person to person, though they all involve some type of direct contact with infected blood or body fluid. Here are four documented examples of hepatitis B transmission or spread.

What Are Hepatitis B Genotypes?
Hepatitis B viruses have at least eight genotypes and additional subtypes with a predictable geographic distribution. Here's why they may be important for treating hepatitis B.

Viral Hepatitis B Infection
Hepatitis B is a disease caused by the hepatitis B virus, and can be acute or chronic. Infection with hepatitis B virus is the leading cause of chronic hepatitis worldwide and people with chronic hepatitis B infection are at increased risk for developing liver cancer. In addition, the hepatitis B virus is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the world.

The Basics of Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is an acute or chronic disease caused by the hepatitis B virus that can be a serious because of its complications. The symptoms are similar to hepatitis C.

Overview of Hepatitis B Virus and Infection
Hepatitis B is a more serious disease than Hepatitis A and usually has more complications. This disease is spread through contact with infected blood and can cause chronic hepatitis.

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