Hepatitis B Virus

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Hepatitis B Virus infection is more common than Hepatitis C infection. Hepatitis B virus infection can cause acute hepatitis and chronic hepatitis. Chronic hepatitis may develop into cirrhosis or liver cancer. The HBV virus is transmitted through blood-to-blood contact and contact between other body fluids. Antiviral treatment and a vaccination are available.


Public Health Virus Infection Chronic Hepatitis Social Policy Liver Cancer 
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