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by McCoy K

(Hep B Vaccine)

 

What Is Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). This virus attacks the liver. The disease can cause:
HBV is spread through the blood or other body fluids of an infected person.
Most hepatitis B infections clear up without treatment. Others develop into chronic hepatitis B. This can lead to serious complications, even death.
 


WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov

National Immunization Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/hepb/default.htm

 

References


Hepatitis B. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/factvax.htm . Accessed February 6, 2007.


Hepatitis B FAQs for the public. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/B/bFAQ.htm . Updated June 9, 2009. Accessed August 28, 2013.


Hepatitis B vaccination. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/hepb/default.htm . Accessed August 28, 2013.


Hepatitis B Vaccine Recombinant. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated July 3, 2013. Accessed August 28, 2013.


Immunization schedules. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html . Updated January 29, 2013. Accessed August 28, 2013.


Vaccine information statement: hepatitis B vaccine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/hep-b.html . Updated February 2, 2012. Accessed August 28, 2013.


Workowski KA, Berman S, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010. MMWR . 2010;59(No. RR-12):1-110.


10/30/2009 2013 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us : Prymula R, Siegrist C, Chlibek R, et al. Effect of prophylactic paracetamol administration at time of vaccination on febrile reactions and antibody responses in children: two open-label, randomised controlled trials. Lancet . 2009;374(9698):1339.

 

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