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Is hepatitis b contageous?

Is hepatitis b contageous?

Yes: Hepatitis b can be passed via all body fluid contact including, blood, saliva semen. One can be vaccinated to prevent acquiring the virus. However, until a patient receives these vaccines, they should not consider themselves immune to virus. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Is hepatitis b communicable?

Is hepatitis b communicable?

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b is quite communicable, but it takes direct blood to blood contact (e.g., IV needles, transfusions, sex with someone who has it). There is a vaccine that is very effective to prevent it; it requires 3 shots. ...Read more

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Is influenza b contagious?

Is influenza b contagious?

Yes: Influenza b virus is a respiratory virus spread by coughing, etc. The two main types of influenza occurring during "flu" season are influenza a and influenza b. Influenza b often causes more GI symptoms. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis b transmitted?

How is hepatitis b transmitted?

HBV transmission: Hepatitis b is transmitted via infected needle injury, infected blood and other bodily fluid exposure. ...Read more

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Is hep b infection treatable?

Yes: There are a number of good drugs that treat hepatitis b. They are used for chronic hepatitis, not acute hepatitis. ...Read more

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How is hep b transmitted?

Just like HIV: In very much the same way as hiv: through unprotected sex, especially intercourse, and through blood exposure (e.g. Shared needles and syringes). ...Read more

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Could a chronic hepatitis B inactive carrier clear hepatitis B infection?

Could a chronic hepatitis B inactive carrier clear hepatitis B infection?

Yes.: It is possible. The rate of clearance is low - maybe 1% per year or so. The diagnosis of the inactive carrier state and clearance can both be tricky so be sure you are speaking with someone knowledgeable about Chronic Hep B. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C a contagious disease?

Is hepatitis C a contagious disease?

Yes: Hepatitis c is a contagious disease. The virus is in the blood, so one can catch it by coming into contact with an infected person's blood. There is no cure and no vaccine for hepc, but some treatments are available. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis b typically transmitted?

How is hepatitis b typically transmitted?

Not casually: It spreads from contact with blood ( needle sticks, transfusions) and by sexual contact (especially man to man) and from infected mother to neonate at time of delivery. Intervention with specific gamma globulin and vaccine can prevent this. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis b antibody?

Hepatitis B ANTIBODY: After you have given three series of hepatitis b vaccine, body oruduces hepatitis b surface antibodies which is the marker of immunity against hepatitis b disease, and it can be measured in units.Hepatitis b core antibodies appear in persons infected with hep[atitis b and persist all life hepatitis b IgM antibody means acute infection with hepatitis b virus. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis a contagious?

Is hepatitis a contagious?

Hepatitis A: Yes. Of course. But, children began being immunized for this as part of the pediatric immunizations in the late 1980s or early 1990s in america. Hepatitis a is caught by eating or licking or ingesting fluids or solids infected with hepatitis a. Why do you think you have it? ...Read more

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Does one become hepatitis b asymptomatic via vaccination?

Does one become hepatitis b asymptomatic via vaccination?

Prevention only: No hepatitis b vaccination is for prevention of hepatitis b. It is not for treatment. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C contagious upon contact?

Is hepatitis C contagious upon contact?

Blood borne: Hep c is usually transmitted through blood and body fluid exchange, including sex. It is not transmitted through casual contact like shaking hands. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis b a lifelong sickness?

Is hepatitis b a lifelong sickness?

Can be, or not: Adult onset- chronic in about 15%. Onset as infant, at birth from mama who is a viral carrier ( most cases worldwide), typically long- term disease and/ or carrier. Rx available- can be effective. ...Read more

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Is viral hepatitis a contagious illness?

Is viral hepatitis a contagious illness?

Yes: Types a and e are spread fecal-orally. B, c, and d spread thru blood and body fluids. ...Read more

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Is Hepa B non active carrier is infectious?

Is Hepa B non active carrier is infectious?

Yes but less likely: Certainly, when someone enters that chronic non-active carrier state of Hepatitis B, they typically have no detectable HBeAg (e-antigen) and only low levels of HBV DNA. However, keep in mind that this means there is still some virus in the blood, and therefore a small but real risk of transmission still exists. The Hepatitis B infection can quickly recur as well, especially if you take steroids ...Read more

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Is hep c sexuaily transmited?

Is hep c sexuaily transmited?

Blood borne disease: Hepatitis c virus (hcv) infection is not considered a sexually transmitted disease. Rather, it is considered more of a blood borne infection that is highly transmittable- more so than hiv. ...Read more

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