Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease caused by hepatitis B virus. It is mainly transmitted through blood, mother-to-child transmission and sexual transmission. Transmission through damaged skin and mucous membrane is less common. Chronic hepatitis B infection can lead to liver failure, liver cancer or cirrhosis. Although there is no cure for hepatitis B, hepatitis B virus infection rate is declining with introduction of hepatitis B vaccine. Hepatitis B patients should take precautions to prevent it from spreading to others.

How is Hepatitis B treated in practice?