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Hepatitis B

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Hepatitis B can cause contagious liver disease.

Hepatitis B can lead to a serious, lifelong illness that could be life threatening.

How does someone get hepatitis B?

It spreads when blood, semen or other bodily fluids from a person with the virus enters an uninfected person. This can happen from:

  • Birth (from mother to baby).
  • Sex.
  • Sharing needles, syringes or other drug-injection supplies.
  • Sharing razors or toothbrushes.
  • Direct contact with blood or open sores.
  • Exposure to blood from a needle stick or other sharp object.

You should get tested if you were born n in Asia, Africa and other regions with higher rates of hepatitis B.

Hepatitis B is preventable.

Vaccines are safe and effective. Talk to your doctor or visit the immunizations page to learn about free vaccine resources.

People who are at high risk for hepatitis A or B may be eligible for free immunizations at our office.

Call our hepatitis program at (253) 798-6410. 

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