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Hepatitis B

 
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Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. Hepatitis B is usually spread by the blood or body fluid from an infected person. This can happen through sexual contact or sharing needles, syringes, or other drug-injection equipment.

 
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Last reviewed on Feb 24, 2014
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