Hepatitis B

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Hepatitis B

The cause of Hepatitis B is usually from a virus, but it can also be caused by long-term use of alcohol

Hepatitis B is contracted through blood (eg. Needles) or unprotected sex

The symptoms for Hepatitis B are very similar to other viral infections, such as the flu. But Hepatitis B can aslo cause jaun dice.

It can take 2-5 months for symptoms to become obvious. Some people do not realise they have the disease until it is very severe.

If you are exposed to hepatitis B, there is special treatment that can prevent infection if you see a doctor immediately. There are medicines to help long-term carriers of hepatitis B.

Hepatitis B: is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver

Hepatitis B is a very common disease and almost everyone will get it at some point in their life

Myth 1: People get hepatitis B by eating contaminated food FICTION!

Myth 5: People with the hepatitis B virus will develop hepatitis A and hepatitis C infections over the course of time. FICTION!

Myth 3: People with hepatitis B know they have the disease because of symptoms like yellow skin or yellow eyes. FICTION!

Myth 2: Hepatitis B is a rare disease so I am not likely to come into contact with itFICTION!

Myth 4: People with hepatitis B will get very sick and die from a serious liver disease or liver cancer. FICTION!

Hepatitis B


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