HEPATITIS B

Hepatitis-B is a silent and very deadly virus. It’s a nightmare to many medical practitioners, because it is easily transmitted.Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It can cause chronic infection and causes liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.HOW IS IT TRANSMITTED?*Hepatitis B* is spread by the slightest contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, such as infected blood, menstrual, vaginal, and seminal fluids It is also spread by needlestick injury, *tattooing* , and piercing.sexual transmission of hepatitis B may occur, particularly in unvaccinated men who have *multiple sex partners* or contact with *sex workers* .Infection in adulthood leads to chronic hepatitis whereas infection in infancy and early childhood leads to chronic hepatitis. Transmission of the virus may also occur through the reuse of needles and syringes either in health-care settings or among persons who inject drugs. Infection can occur during *medical, surgical and dental procedures* , through tattooing, or through the use of razors and similar objects that are contaminated with infected blood.Hepatitis B prevalence is highest in African RegionHepatitis B infection can be prevented by use of vaccine.#This_is_the_best_moment_to_be_alive #healthcoaching #healthyliving #healthyfood #nigeria #ghanaian

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