Posts Tagged ‘hepatitis b’

Service members required to get hepatitis B immunization

Service members required to get hepatitis B immunization by Capt. Daviesha Rice 45th Aerospace-Medicine Squadron 5/16/2014 – PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Hepatitis B is a potentially fatal liver disease spread by contaminated blood or body fluids. Thirty-eight thousand persons became infected with hepatitis B in 2009, and approximately 2,000-4,000 people die each year…

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Hepatitis B a growing problem in UK prisons

Hepatitis B a growing problem in UK prisons Senior Reporter Wednesday 30 April 2014 Hepatitis B, the virus which spreads through the sharing of needles to inject drugs and unprotected sex, is on the rise in England’s jails, official figures have revealed. In a written answer to a parliamentary question, Health Minister Norman Lamb said…

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What I need to know about Hepatitis B

What I need to know about Hepatitis B What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis* B is a virus, or infection, that causes liver disease and inflammation of the liver. Viruses can cause sickness. For example, the flu is caused by a virus. People can pass viruses to each other. Inflammation is swelling that occurs when tissues…

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What is Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B Fact sheet N°204 July 2012 Key facts Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic disease. The virus is transmitted through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. Two billion people worldwide have been infected with the virus and…

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Am I Number 12?

AM I NUMBER 12? One in 12 people worldwide is living with either chronic Hepatitis B or C. The numbers are absolutely staggering and the prevalence is far higher than HIV or any cancer. While the public awareness about HIV is high mainly due to relentless campaigns and the media, the awareness of Hepatitis B…

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