Is Your Newborn At Risk for Hepatitis B? | Infographic

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What is Hepatitis B?

  • A liver disease that results from infection with the Hep B virus
  • Can range from a brief mild illness lasting a few weeks to a lifelong serious illness
  • A blood borne illness that is largely transmitted through sexual contact or shared IV needles

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offered this essential information in 2013:

Hepatitis B is a liver disease that results from infection with the Hep B virus. Severity can vary from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. Hepatitis B is usually spread when blood, semen, or another body fluid from a person infected with the hepatitis B virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. This can happen through sexual contact with an infected person or sharing needles, syringes, or other drug-injection equipment. Hepatitis B can also be passed from an infected mother to her baby at birth.

Signs and Symptoms of Hepatitis B include abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, weakness and fatigue, and yellowing skin and eyes.

Vaccines for Hep B

  • Denmark, England, Sweden, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Italy, Japan and other countries only immunize children born to mothers who test positive
  • Vaccinating all children may put “vulnerable children” at risk

Stay Informed. . . Stay Healthy!


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