hepatitis; hepatitis B; HBV; liver; jaundice; immunise; immunisation; vaccine; vaccination; blood; immunoglobulin; hep b; hepatitis d ;
Hepatitis B is an infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV), a virus that affects the liver. The hepatitis B virus can be passed on via the blood and through sexual contact. A blood test will show whether or not a person has hepatitis B.
For more detailed information on hepatitis B, read the following fact sheets from the South Australian Department of Health web site:
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