Fact Sheet Hepatitis B: Information for Health Professionals, August 26, 2015

(2015) Fact Sheet Hepatitis B: Information for Health Professionals, August 26, 2015. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a DNA virus and is a major cause of acute and chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Each year in the U.S. alone, there are approximately 78,000 new infections, and there are an estimated 200,000-300,000 million carriers in the world. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) can be transmitted percutaneously (needlestick), permucosally (blood into eye, sexual intercourse), non-intact skin (blood or secretions into open wounds/cuts/dermatitis, etc.), perinatally, and continuous close contact. Because HBV is stable on environmental surfaces for at least 7 days, indirect inoculation can occur via inanimate

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: HIV, STD, Hepatitis, public health,
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Diseases
Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine > Public health > Epidemiology
ID Code: 32095
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2020 13:15
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2020 13:15
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/32095