- 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.
- More than 780 000 people die every year due to the consequences of hepatitis B.
- Hepatitis B is an important occupational hazard for health workers.
- Hepatitis B is preventable with the currently available safe and effective vaccine.
|Publisher:||World Health Organization|
|Corporate Creators:||World Health Organization|
|Place of Publication:||Geneva|
|Accession Number:||HRB (Electronic Only)|
|Subjects:||G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis B|
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
VA Geographic area > International aspects
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