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Hepatitis B is one type of hepatitis – a liver disease- caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B spreads by contact with an infected person's blood, semen or other body fluid. An infected woman can give hepatitis B to her baby at birth.
Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school

Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school

Researchers identify role of blood-filtering organs in fighting against viral infections

Researchers identify role of blood-filtering organs in fighting against viral infections

Shortage of Hepatitis B vaccine - prioritization of vaccinations announced in UK

Shortage of Hepatitis B vaccine - prioritization of vaccinations announced in UK

FDA approves new treatment for all HCV genotypes 1-6

FDA approves new treatment for all HCV genotypes 1-6

FDA approves new combo drug Mavyret for adults with Hepatitis C infection

FDA approves new combo drug Mavyret for adults with Hepatitis C infection

U.S. FDA approves updated labeling for pan-genotypic single tablet regimen for HCV/HIV co-infected patients

U.S. FDA approves updated labeling for pan-genotypic single tablet regimen for HCV/HIV co-infected patients

World Hepatitis Day – gearing towards eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030

World Hepatitis Day – gearing towards eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030

ECDC highlights need to scale-up efforts for eliminating viral hepatitis in Europe

ECDC highlights need to scale-up efforts for eliminating viral hepatitis in Europe

Men with hepatitis B more likely to develop severe liver disease despite lifestyle choices

Men with hepatitis B more likely to develop severe liver disease despite lifestyle choices

Princeton scientists test cell-culture system to aid study of HBV infections

Princeton scientists test cell-culture system to aid study of HBV infections

Relaxed blood donation rules for gay men and sex workers in England and Scotland

Relaxed blood donation rules for gay men and sex workers in England and Scotland

FDA approves fixed-dose combination tablet for treating adults with chronic hepatitis C

FDA approves fixed-dose combination tablet for treating adults with chronic hepatitis C

Contaminated blood scandal that infected thousands in 70’s and 80’s being investigated

Contaminated blood scandal that infected thousands in 70’s and 80’s being investigated

Cancer death rates in rural America slower to decline compared to urban areas

Cancer death rates in rural America slower to decline compared to urban areas

Study estimates number of cancer deaths in China attributable to potentially modifiable risk factors

Study estimates number of cancer deaths in China attributable to potentially modifiable risk factors

Preserved placenta is associated with risk of infection

Preserved placenta is associated with risk of infection

Health care battle on hill has veterans defending Obamacare benefits

Health care battle on hill has veterans defending Obamacare benefits

Simple treatment leads to sustained virological response in patients with thalassaemia and HCV

Simple treatment leads to sustained virological response in patients with thalassaemia and HCV

Vaccines can be blamed for any illness even with lack of evidence says EU court

Vaccines can be blamed for any illness even with lack of evidence says EU court

A ‘safe’ space to shoot up: Worth a try in California?

A ‘safe’ space to shoot up: Worth a try in California?