Hepatitis B Topic Guide
Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B): Hepatitis is a general term that means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B is caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV, Hep B). Hepatitis B is transmitted from one person to another person via blood in semen, saliva, vaginal discharge, etc. Symptoms of hepatitis B include loss of appetite, fatigue, nasuea, itching, jaundice, and abdomen pain. Treatment is with drugs.
Immunizations and Antibiotics for Overseas Travel Most immunizations are not required under International Health Requirements but are recommended. Anyone lacking certain region- or country-specific immunizations may be denied entry into or exit from a country.
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