hepatitis B

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Synonyms for hepatitis B

an acute (sometimes fatal) form of viral hepatitis caused by a DNA virus that tends to persist in the blood serum and is transmitted by sexual contact or by transfusion or by ingestion of contaminated blood or other bodily fluids

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The report goes into detail, explaining the procedure which was followed, leading to Andreou being administered with blood plasma which was contaminated with Hep B.
According to the second report, the donor from Larnaca who was carrying Hep B had wrongly stated his bloody type to the hospital.
Hep B, spread via blood, is 100 times more infectious than HIV and triggers cancer and cirrhosis.
GlobalData estimates the Hep B therapeutics market to be valued at $879m in 2009.
Although the incidence of acute Hep B is decreasing with the current vaccination program, people who already have this infection are at risk of developing chronic HBV infection with increasing age.
Programs like Stop Hep B can help to achieve these goals.
Community partnerships and local events are a key component of the Stop Hep B campaign.
Robert Talbot, President says "Our Vscan rapid test kit for Hep C and Hep B will be important in helping to control the spread of Hepatitis".