Hepatitis B

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by sophiroth
Last updated 6 years ago

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus

HEPATITIS B

Hepatitis B goes away on its own in most cases, but it is otherwise uncurable

A hepatitis B virus

WHAT IS HEPATITIS B?

Sources used: womanshealth.gov; Mayo Clinic; webmd.com; YouTube (for video)

Symptoms:~ low-grade fever ~headache and muscle aches~ tiredness~ loss of appetite~ upset stomach or vomiting~ diarrhea~ dark colored urine

Sophie Schmidt, Health Period 1

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A blood test done by your doctor can tell if you have Heaptitis B

Hepatitis B is spread through contact with the blood and/or body fluid of an infected person. This includes things like:-sex with an infected person- sharing needles with an infected person-getting tattoos or piercings with uncleaned tools- sharing personal items (razors, toothbrush, etc.) with someone who is infectedThe best way to avoid contacting or spreading Hepatitis B is to:- not have unprotected sex- always use clean needles- keep personal items to yourself~ get yourself vaccinated for Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B affects the liver

A vaccine can prevent you from contacting Hepatitis B


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