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Transcript of Hepatitis B
Description of Pathogen
Hepatitis is the name for several different illness which all cause an flamed swollen or painful liver .
If you are infected with hepatitis B for more then six mouths, you are considered a carrier, even if you have no symptom.
Exposure to infectious blood
Transmission of The Pathogen
The risk for chronic HBV infection decreases with increasing age at infection. Among infants who acquire HBV infection from their mothers at birth, as many as 90% become chronically infected, whereas 30%–50% of children infected at age 1–5 years become chronically infected.
Loss of appetite
Nausea and vomiting
Weakness and fatigue
Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
How its Diagnosed
A blood test will show if you have hepatitis B. Blood tests are done at a doctor’s office or outpatient facility. A blood sample is taken using a needle inserted into a vein in your arm or hand. The blood sample is sent to a lab to test for hepatitis B.
If you are at higher risk of getting hepatitis B, get tested. If you are pregnant, you should also get tested. Many people with hepatitis B do not know they are infected. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent liver damage
What it does
Hepatitis B is a DNA Virus of the hepadnaviridae family of viruses. It replicates within infected liver cells (hepatocytes ). The infectious ("Dane") particle consists of an inner core plus an outer surface coat.
Bascially it attacks the liver!
Hepaitis b Virus and how to prevent it.
AVOID PEOPLE WITH THIS VIRUS AND STAY CLEAN DO NOT COME IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE YOU MAY THINK HAVE THESE symptoms REMEMBER
Hepatitis B is a virus that infects the liver. Most adults who get hepatitis B have it for a short time and then get better.