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Hepatitis B

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 More than 686,000 people die every year due to complications of Hepatitis B, including cirrhosis and liver cancer

 

Percutaneous, Mucosal, Sexual
Person-to-person through close contact with someone infected with Hepatitis B, or their possessions, as well as intravenous drug use.

 

An estimated 240 million people globally are chronically infected.

 

Symptoms: Jaundice, dark urine, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

 

Severe case: Acute liver failure (which can result in death), cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer.

 

 ● Precautions against Hepatitis B, including safe injection techniques, safe sex practices, and vaccination, should be considered.

 

 - Practice safe injection and avoid needle-stick ‘risk’ situation, such as getting tattoos or body piercing 
 - Practice safer sex (including using condoms and minimizing the number of partners)
 - Avoid sharing personal items that could be infected with blood, such as toothbrushes and razors

 

 

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