Hepatitis B

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.
What is Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver that is spread when contact is made with blood or blood products from an infected individual.

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Study shows ssRNA encapsidation results in stabilization of the Ebola virus nucleocapsid

Study shows ssRNA encapsidation results in stabilization of the Ebola virus nucleocapsid

Start-up receives NIH grant to accelerate development of contrast agent to detect liver fibrosis

Start-up receives NIH grant to accelerate development of contrast agent to detect liver fibrosis

Researchers receive $1.35 million grant to reduce impact of substance abuse in Appalachia

Researchers receive $1.35 million grant to reduce impact of substance abuse in Appalachia

SHEA releases updated guidance for healthcare workers with HIV, hepatitis

SHEA releases updated guidance for healthcare workers with HIV, hepatitis

New clinical trial to test safety and efficacy of antibody cocktail against COVID-19

New clinical trial to test safety and efficacy of antibody cocktail against COVID-19

Study highlights need for culturally relevant programs to educate Black communities on hepatitis B

Study highlights need for culturally relevant programs to educate Black communities on hepatitis B

Case report of arthritis in a COVID-19 patient

Case report of arthritis in a COVID-19 patient

Less than 10% of US adults have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Less than 10% of US adults have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Study shows how human cells fight viral infections with the emergence of SARS-CoV-2

Study shows how human cells fight viral infections with the emergence of SARS-CoV-2

New trial tests combination antibody treatment for preventing COVID-19 illness

New trial tests combination antibody treatment for preventing COVID-19 illness

Drugs used to treat HIV and hepatitis B could be repurposed to prevent type 2 diabetes

Drugs used to treat HIV and hepatitis B could be repurposed to prevent type 2 diabetes

BM32 vaccine against grass pollen allergy could be potential treatment for hepatitis B infection

BM32 vaccine against grass pollen allergy could be potential treatment for hepatitis B infection

CUNY School of Medicine and TechnoVax announce COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough

CUNY School of Medicine and TechnoVax announce COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough

Non-sustained research on emerging infectious diseases endangers pandemic responses

Non-sustained research on emerging infectious diseases endangers pandemic responses

FDA approves drug for treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

FDA approves drug for treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

De novo designed SARS-CoV-2 nanoparticle vaccine

De novo designed SARS-CoV-2 nanoparticle vaccine

UD researchers gain new insights into hepatitis B virus' genetic blueprint

UD researchers gain new insights into hepatitis B virus' genetic blueprint

Natural controllers shed light on immunity mechanisms against hepatitis B

Natural controllers shed light on immunity mechanisms against hepatitis B

Online platform for STI testing receives more than 5000 home kit order requests

Online platform for STI testing receives more than 5000 home kit order requests

Study identifies three potential drugs to eradicate parasitic worms

Study identifies three potential drugs to eradicate parasitic worms