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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.
Key research takeaways from ECCMID 2019

Key research takeaways from ECCMID 2019

Research sheds light on how hepatitis B virus establishes chronic infection

Research sheds light on how hepatitis B virus establishes chronic infection

Innate immune sensor responding to gut microbes can suppress liver cancer

Innate immune sensor responding to gut microbes can suppress liver cancer

New study provides overview of potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women

New study provides overview of potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women

UTMB receives grant to combat highly-lethal hemorrhagic fever viruses

UTMB receives grant to combat highly-lethal hemorrhagic fever viruses

FDA approves two-drug complete regimen for previously untreated HIV-infected adults

FDA approves two-drug complete regimen for previously untreated HIV-infected adults

Cellular protein could take on role of restriction factor for hepatitis B virus

Cellular protein could take on role of restriction factor for hepatitis B virus

Rising rates of liver cancer deaths largely confined to individuals with less education

Rising rates of liver cancer deaths largely confined to individuals with less education

Heart and lung transplants from hepatitis-C infected donors considered safe

Heart and lung transplants from hepatitis-C infected donors considered safe

Opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of some infectious diseases

Opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of some infectious diseases

Hepatitis C-infected thoracic organs can be safely transplanted, study finds

Hepatitis C-infected thoracic organs can be safely transplanted, study finds

Study uncovers genetic variant associated with liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C patients

Study uncovers genetic variant associated with liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C patients

European surveillance data shows slight decrease in newly reported hepatitis C cases

European surveillance data shows slight decrease in newly reported hepatitis C cases

WHO guidelines for chronic hepatitis B fail to detect half of the patients in Ethiopia needing treatment

WHO guidelines for chronic hepatitis B fail to detect half of the patients in Ethiopia needing treatment

New strategy for potential treatment of HBV associated liver cancer

New strategy for potential treatment of HBV associated liver cancer

Research identifies guidelines for prioritizing hepatitis C treatment in U.S. prisons

Research identifies guidelines for prioritizing hepatitis C treatment in U.S. prisons

Mayo Clinic study identifies potential new drug therapy for liver diseases

Mayo Clinic study identifies potential new drug therapy for liver diseases

NIH starts clinical trial of drug to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder

NIH starts clinical trial of drug to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder

Many individuals recovering from addiction continue to suffer from chronic physical disease

Many individuals recovering from addiction continue to suffer from chronic physical disease

Does it make sense to delay children’s vaccines?

Does it make sense to delay children’s vaccines?