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Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) is a serious viral infection that can cause liver damage and lead to death.

The virus is found throughout the world, but is most common in Africa.

HBV can be spread through contact with blood or other body fluids of an infected person. The virus can also be passed from mother to child during birth.

HBV can cause a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). In some cases, HBV can lead to liver failure and death.

There is no cure for HBV, but there are treatments that can help manage the virus and prevent liver damage.

Prevention is the best way to protect against HBV. There are vaccines available to prevent HBV and there are safe and effective ways to clean needles and other equipment used for injections.

If you think you may have been exposed to HBV, contact your health care provider immediately. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential for managing HBV and preventing serious health complications.

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