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According to Mayo Clinic, hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus. This virus is transmitted through blood, semen and other bodily fluids. The most common ways hepatitis B is transmitted may include sexual contact... More »

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Hepatitis B is a condition that affects the liver, and can cause liver cancer, liver scarring and sometimes, complete failure of the liver. In some cases, it can be terminal. It is a result of infection from the hepatiti... More »

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While an acute hepatitis B infection is of short duration and does not usually require treatment, doctors treat a chronic hepatitis B infection with antiviral medications or the drug Interferon alfa-2b. In extreme cases,... More »

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Hepatitis B is a contagious liver condition caused by the hepatitis B virus. It can be transmitted from one person to another through blood-to-blood contact. Infected women can also transmit the infection to their babies... More »

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, hepatitis B is transmitted by the passage of body fluids, semen or blood of infected individuals into the bloodstreams of non-infected individuals via sexual intercourse and ... More »

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A hepatitis B surface antigen is a protein on the surface of the hepatitis B virus that causes the immune system to produce antibodies, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center. Finding these antigens in t... More »

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Hepatitis B is caused by the Hepatitis B virus, according to the Mayo Clinic. The virus infects the liver and can lead to liver failure, liver cancer, cirrhosis or death. More »

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