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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.
Needle stick injuries are common and can transmit many blood-borne pathogens

Needle stick injuries are common and can transmit many blood-borne pathogens

Human apolipoprotein E promotes hepatitis B virus infection

Human apolipoprotein E promotes hepatitis B virus infection

HistoIndex, ILBS launch Center of Excellence to enhance NASH diagnostics and clinical trials

HistoIndex, ILBS launch Center of Excellence to enhance NASH diagnostics and clinical trials

Discovery of unusual HBV in shrews offers new opportunity to better understand the disease

Discovery of unusual HBV in shrews offers new opportunity to better understand the disease

90% of hepatitis cases, 65% hepatitis deaths preventable by 2030

90% of hepatitis cases, 65% hepatitis deaths preventable by 2030

Nanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccine

Nanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccine

Australia leads the world in childhood immunization coverage

Australia leads the world in childhood immunization coverage

Number of fully-immunized Australian kids hits record high

Number of fully-immunized Australian kids hits record high

New statement lays down recommendations to combat fall in vaccination rates

New statement lays down recommendations to combat fall in vaccination rates

Europe: Data shows upward trend in chronic hepatitis B cases since 2008

Europe: Data shows upward trend in chronic hepatitis B cases since 2008

Researcher employs people who inject drugs to study factors influencing acquisition of HIV

Researcher employs people who inject drugs to study factors influencing acquisition of HIV

Researchers succeed in conquering chronic infection with hepatitis B virus

Researchers succeed in conquering chronic infection with hepatitis B virus

Plant-derived siRNAs could bring a 'green revolution' in RNAi tools and therapeutics

Plant-derived siRNAs could bring a 'green revolution' in RNAi tools and therapeutics

Receiving blood transfusion during liver cancer surgery has higher risk of recurrence and death

Receiving blood transfusion during liver cancer surgery has higher risk of recurrence and death

Researchers map bone-marrow microenvironment to shed new light on leukemia

Researchers map bone-marrow microenvironment to shed new light on leukemia

Adult-onset inflammatory bowel disease tied to higher mortality

Adult-onset inflammatory bowel disease tied to higher mortality

Researchers describe the impact of chronic hepatitis D on parts of the immune system

Researchers describe the impact of chronic hepatitis D on parts of the immune system

Developing effective needleless vaccine to protect children from dangerous viruses

Developing effective needleless vaccine to protect children from dangerous viruses

Scientific evidence for and against causal associations for 47 adverse effects after immunization

Scientific evidence for and against causal associations for 47 adverse effects after immunization

Researchers examine the barriers to vaccination in immunocompromised children

Researchers examine the barriers to vaccination in immunocompromised children