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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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As of 2015, there is no cure for hepatitis B, but in many cases the infection disappears after a few months, and sometimes patients with chronic cases completely recover, states WebMD. A vaccine prevents the disease, whi... 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 can be marked by abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea with vomiting, weakness or fatigue and jaundice, or yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes. These symptoms, which ... More »

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