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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New therapy for flu may prove effective against many other pathogenic virus infections

New therapy for flu may prove effective against many other pathogenic virus infections

New therapy developed for flu infections may also prove effective against HIV, COVID-19

New therapy developed for flu infections may also prove effective against HIV, COVID-19

Compounds in traditional Chinese medicine herbs may inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection

Compounds in traditional Chinese medicine herbs may inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 hyperimmune globulin produced from convalescent plasma pool has 3-fold antibody neutralizing activity

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 hyperimmune globulin produced from convalescent plasma pool has 3-fold antibody neutralizing activity

UC researcher receives $443,000 NIH grant to study antiviral drugs

UC researcher receives $443,000 NIH grant to study antiviral drugs

Scientists analyze trends in hepatitis B vaccination

Scientists analyze trends in hepatitis B vaccination

Immunological memory can protect people against new infection after COVID-19 recovery

Immunological memory can protect people against new infection after COVID-19 recovery

Widespread COVID-19 testing may be possible with new dried blood tests

Widespread COVID-19 testing may be possible with new dried blood tests

Study shows limited influence of BMI on shaping SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses

Study shows limited influence of BMI on shaping SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses

Study could pave the way for potential urine test to diagnose liver fibrosis

Study could pave the way for potential urine test to diagnose liver fibrosis

Study: SphK2 enzyme regulates immune cell responses during viral infection

Study: SphK2 enzyme regulates immune cell responses during viral infection

Promising yeast-expressed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate effective in mice

Promising yeast-expressed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate effective in mice

SARS-CoV-2 viral antigens found in non-pulmonary tissues in recovering patients

SARS-CoV-2 viral antigens found in non-pulmonary tissues in recovering patients

Research sheds light on how encapsulated viruses hijack protein production systems

Research sheds light on how encapsulated viruses hijack protein production systems

Majority of people infected with mild-to-moderate COVID 19 mount robust antibody response

Majority of people infected with mild-to-moderate COVID 19 mount robust antibody response

Study may pave way for more effective treatment for Hepatitis C

Study may pave way for more effective treatment for Hepatitis C

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