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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Thermo Scientific MAS Omni Infectious Controls launched to assess the performance of serological assays

Thermo Scientific MAS Omni Infectious Controls launched to assess the performance of serological assays

Newly identified molecules can help develop COVID-19 therapeutics

Newly identified molecules can help develop COVID-19 therapeutics

USask researchers receive $900,000 to help strengthen Canada's rapid response to COVID-19

USask researchers receive $900,000 to help strengthen Canada's rapid response to COVID-19

Scientists develop new test to help identify people at risk for developing liver cancer

Scientists develop new test to help identify people at risk for developing liver cancer

Immune cell discovery could help develop new treatments for hepatitis B

Immune cell discovery could help develop new treatments for hepatitis B

Indirect viral infection of the kidneys by SARS-CoV-2-induced inflammatory reaction

Indirect viral infection of the kidneys by SARS-CoV-2-induced inflammatory reaction

Is it safe for SARS-CoV-2 positive mothers to breastfeed?

Is it safe for SARS-CoV-2 positive mothers to breastfeed?

A key player in hepatitis A virus infection discovered

A key player in hepatitis A virus infection discovered

Scientists use new model to develop cancer stem cells

Scientists use new model to develop cancer stem cells

Kids missing measles shots due to coronavirus pandemic

Kids missing measles shots due to coronavirus pandemic

Does COVID-19 infect peripheral blood cells?

Does COVID-19 infect peripheral blood cells?

Phase IIB clinical trial initiated for treating hepatitis B-associated liver cancer

Phase IIB clinical trial initiated for treating hepatitis B-associated liver cancer

A 'multi-omics' approach to the development of drugs against COVID-19

A 'multi-omics' approach to the development of drugs against COVID-19

Predicting the dose for repurposing nitazoxanide in COVID-19

Predicting the dose for repurposing nitazoxanide in COVID-19

Inventor of hepatitis C cure wins prestigious award from University of Edinburgh

Inventor of hepatitis C cure wins prestigious award from University of Edinburgh

Study can lead the way to new treatment methods for hepatitis C in infants

Study can lead the way to new treatment methods for hepatitis C in infants

Using 'own' immune cells to fight infectious diseases including COVID-19

Using 'own' immune cells to fight infectious diseases including COVID-19

Scientists identify cells likely targeted by novel coronavirus

Scientists identify cells likely targeted by novel coronavirus

Researchers are exploring potential therapy for controlling infectious diseases

Researchers are exploring potential therapy for controlling infectious diseases

New vaccine for Chikungunya reported safe and well-tolerated

New vaccine for Chikungunya reported safe and well-tolerated