Mississippi State Department of Health

Hepatitis B


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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Links referenced on this page
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)    https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hbv/
local health office,    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html ok

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