The ABCs of Hepatitis

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Hep B

Hep B is mostly spread through blood, semen and childbirth. It can also spread by sharing razors, toothbrushes and needles with someone infected. Hep B can be “acute” — where it clears up quickly — or “chronic,” where it can have long lasting liver damage. Hep B isn’t spread through kissing, hugging, breastfeeding, sneezing or coughing. 

 

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