What is Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is a liver disorder resulting from the hepatitis B virus. In some cases, hepatitis B can lead to chronic infection that may increase the risk of serious complications such as cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. Most individuals with hepatitis B experience a complete recovery even if they have had severe symptoms. Babies and children are more vulnerable to chronic hepatitis B infections
. There is no cure for the infection, but it can be prevented with the help of a vaccine. Individuals who have already contracted the infection can take certain measures to avoid spreading the virus to others.
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