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How is HBV transmitted?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Blood/sex/vertical

This virus is considered a sexually transmissable disease.
It can also be transmitted as a blood borne infection such intravenous drug use and sharing razors or toothbrushes. Our blood banks are very safe now and all blood is carefully screened but receiving blood transfusion in the past was a risk factor. Finally pregnant mothers with hepatitis b can pass the virus to their newborn.

In brief: Blood/sex/vertical

This virus is considered a sexually transmissable disease.
It can also be transmitted as a blood borne infection such intravenous drug use and sharing razors or toothbrushes. Our blood banks are very safe now and all blood is carefully screened but receiving blood transfusion in the past was a risk factor. Finally pregnant mothers with hepatitis b can pass the virus to their newborn.
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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In brief: Usually

Via food or parenteral (blood, cuts...).

In brief: Usually

Via food or parenteral (blood, cuts...).
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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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