• Hepatitis B, activities that involve contact with infected bodily fluids

    Hepatitis B, activities that involve contact with infected bodily fluids

    Hepatitis B

    HEPATITIS BHepatitis B is transmitted from person to person through activities that involve contact with infected bodily fluids. Such activities include unprotected sex with an infected partner, shared needles used for injection of illegal drugs, work in health care fields (medical, dental, laboratory or other) that entails direct exposure to human blood, transfusion of blood or blood-related products.

    Signs and Symptoms of Hepatitis B

    Signs include fever, malaise, anorexia, nausea and abdominal pain followed within a few days by Jaundice (yellowing of the skin).

    How to avoid infection of Hepatitis B

    Always use condoms, never re-use syringes, never share razors, shavers, syringes or toothbrushes, don’t get tattoed or have your body pierced. Vaccination is recommended for travellers to high risk areas, health care workers and those intending to participate in high risk activities.

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