Hepatitis B is:
People of Asian descent were tested
Two-thirds of the 240 million people worldwide who have chronic hepatitis B come from Asia.
You or your parents moved to the United States from Asia, but check it out! Other high-risk groups include migrants from sub-Saharan Africa.
A "silent disease". It can survive in your body for more than 50 years before showing symptoms.
It is responsible for 80% of all liver cancers worldwide.
The younger you are, the harder it is to fight; 90% of children give birth to chronic infections compared to 5-10% of adults.
100 times more contagious than AIDS.
Responsible for nearly 600,000 deaths worldwide.
The tenth leading cause of death in the world.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 240 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis B, and more than 1.25 million of these people are in the United States.
Fortunately, the hepatitis B vaccine can prevent the virus.
A dangerous disease
Chronic hepatitis B infection can go unnoticed for years and even decades. Unless hepatitis B infection is treated, you are more likely to develop severe scars of the liver (cirrhosis) and liver cancer.
How did you get it?
1. The hepatitis B virus spreads when blood or body fluids (such as saliva or semen) from an infected person enter your bloodstream.
2. Ways to spread hepatitis B:
3. Divide the fourth needle
4. Protected sex
5. Share razors or toothbrushes
6. From mother to newborn during the birth process
In the United States, hepatitis B is spread mainly through sexually transmitted infections and contaminated needles. Hepatitis B is spread through birth in other parts of the world, such as Asia or sub-Saharan Africa.
Hepatitis B is not a genetic disease, although most chronic infections are transmitted from mother to baby at birth. In addition, it cannot be sent:
1. By food or water
3. Sneezing or coughing
Acute and chronic infections
Hepatitis B infection can be temporary (acute) or chronic (chronic).
Bullets are often asked about hepatitis B.
Known as the silent infection, about 70% of people do not have the first symptoms of hepatitis B.
The remaining 30% may have experience:
· Joint pain
· Loss of appetite
· Dark urine
Note: Immediate treatment is required for symptoms such as yellow skin, bloating and severe vomiting.
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