Hepatitis B Vaccine, April 30, 2018

(2018) Hepatitis B Vaccine, April 30, 2018. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV attacks the liver and can lead to death from liver failure and liver cancer. Hepatitis B can be spread from an infected mother to her child at birth. Most newborns who become infected with HBV do not get sick at first, but they have a 90 percent chance of developing lifelong infection. Hepatitis B is preventable with a very safe and effective vaccine. You can protect your baby by making sure hepatitis B vaccine is given soon after birth.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Hepatitis B, Healthcare, Public Health
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Diseases
Health and medicine > Public health
ID Code: 32823
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2020 13:56
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 13:56
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/32823