A 43-year-old member asked:
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can a hepatitis b virus affected woman give birth to a child who will not have it?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Those who acquired the germ before pregnancy can still pass it on to their newborn.However, infant vaccination at birth with simultaneous administration of Hepatitis B Immune Globulin can often prevent transfer of the germ during the birth process. Consult with your OB and the pediatrician involved so the material will be available at delivery.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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