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How can hepatitis b be prevented?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Vaccine, avoid risk

Vaccination is now standard for health care workers, and pediatric vaccines.
This should decrease risk from needle stick injuries and sexual transmission. Avoid risk: don't shoot drugs, or snort them. Condoms also help decrease risk of transmission of hep b and other stds main risk is from birth in endemic regions (exposure to infected mother's blood); infants get Immune Globulin and vaccin.

In brief: Vaccine, avoid risk

Vaccination is now standard for health care workers, and pediatric vaccines.
This should decrease risk from needle stick injuries and sexual transmission. Avoid risk: don't shoot drugs, or snort them. Condoms also help decrease risk of transmission of hep b and other stds main risk is from birth in endemic regions (exposure to infected mother's blood); infants get Immune Globulin and vaccin.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Immunizations

In the long run, widespread immunization will be the best way to prevent hepatitis b.

In brief: Immunizations

In the long run, widespread immunization will be the best way to prevent hepatitis b.
Dr. You Sung Sang
Dr. You Sung Sang
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