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World Health Organization. (2020) Hepatitis B factsheet. Geneva: World Health Organization.

External website: https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detai...


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.
  • 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.
Item Type
FactSheet
Publication Type
International
Drug Type
Opioid
Date
July 2020
Publisher
World Health Organization
Corporate Creators
World Health Organization
Place of Publication
Geneva
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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