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  • Hepatitis B Vaccination Safe And Effective Vaccines
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    What is an Infectious Disease? An Infectious Disease is a disease caused by germs, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. These diseases are all 'caught', hence they are often termed communicable diseases. Examples of specific infections include Strep throat, mononucleosis, cold sores, athlete's foot, appendicitis, boils, vaginal yeast infections, African Sleeping sickness and tuberculosis. HEPATITIS B VACCINATION Safe and effective vaccines are now available for protection against hepat...
  • Hepatitis B Virus Infection
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    Hepatitis, the Liver Disease What is Hepatitis Hepatitis in simple words, is an inflammation of the liver. Different things cause the different types of hepatitis, but they all produce inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis refers to several common contagious diseases caused by viruses that attack the liver. The most important types of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Newly discovered forms of viral hepatitis also include hepatitis D, E, and G. Toxic agents, tha...
  • Cancer Screening Individuals With Chronic Hepatitis B
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    Risk Factors for HBV Infection Although relatively rare in the United States, hepatitis B is endemic in parts of Asia where hundreds of millions of individuals may be infected. HBV is transmitted horizontally by blood and blood products and sexual transmission. It is also transmitted vertically from mother to infant in the perinatal period which is a major mode of transmission in regions where hepatitis B is endemic. The blood supply in developed countries has been screened for HBV for many year...
  • Presence Of The Hepatitis B Virus
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    Hepatitis is a disorder involving inflammation of the LIVER. Symptoms include loss of appetite, dark urine, fatigue, and sometimes fever. The liver may become enlarged and JAUNDICE may occur, giving the skin a yellow tinge. Hepatitis may be acute or chronic. The acute form can subside after about two months or, rarely, can result in liver failure. Chronic carriers are at risk of lasting liver disease. Hepatitis A, once called infectious hepatitis, is the most common cause of acute hepatitis. Usu...
  • Hepatitis Virus
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    Hepatitis In modern society when a person gets sick with the flu or a cold they will usually go about their normal routine with the exception of a sneeze or a cough throughout the day. Sometimes things can be more than what they appear to be. The symptoms start out like the flu with coughing, fever, aches, and vomiting. However, the disease gradually worsens with symptoms of extreme weakness and abdominal pain. By then it is usually too late when the person finds out that their liver is failing ...
  • Hepatitis C Virus
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    Hepatitis A, B, C Hepatitis is a medical disease, which causes inflammation of the liver; your liver is an organ on the right side of your abdomen. The liver purifies your blood. The Hepatitis C virus is the second behind alcoholism among causes of liver disease and is the leading reason for liver transplants. Hepatitis A is the first of the different viruses. Some of the symptoms of Hepatitis A are fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, and abdominal pain. An estimated 100 people die from the Hepat...
  • Significant Effects Of Vaccinations On Reported Diseases
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    Vaccinations: A Clear Benefit By: Julie Roberts June 19, 2005 Vaccination: A Clear Benefits clear definition of a vaccination is, "the generic term for immunization procedures. Immunization is a procedure whereby living or nonliving materials are introduced into the body... :" (Nossal, 1999) The concept that people who survive an infectious disease do not get the same disease again is the basis for the administering of vaccinations. Vaccines are normally given to healthy individuals for the prev...
  • Hepatitis B Virus Hbv
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    The Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) HBV is a mostly double-stranded DNA virus in the Hepadnaviridae family. HBV causes hepatitis in human and related virus in this family cause hepatitis in ducks, ground squirrels and woodchucks. The HBV genome has four genes: pol, env, pre-core and X that respectively encode the viral DNA-polymerase, envelope protein, pre-core protein (which is processed to viral capsid) and protein X. The function of protein X is not clear but it may be involved in the activation of h...
  • Person With Chronic Hbv Infection
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    THE PRIORITY OF HEPATITIS B VACCINATIONS IN CANADA The increase in the number of children attending schools in Canada and the potential for transmission of viral infection in that environment is a problem of great size. A virus is defined as "a morbid principle, or a poisonous venom, especially one capable of being introduced into another person or animal" in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. Due to their miniscule size, it was not until 1885 that Adolf Mayer observed their existence in the...
  • Cause For Hepatitis B
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    Amanda Sievers March 13, 2003 Abstract #1 Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) What is Hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a liver disease. Hepatitis makes you liver swell and stops it from working right. You need a healthy liver. The liver does many things to keep you alive. The liver fights infections and stops bleeding. It removes drugs and other poisons from your blood. The liver also stores energy for when you need it. The cause for Hepatitis B is a virus. A virus is a germ that causes sickness. You can get Hep...

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