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Originally known as serum hepatitis, Hepatitis B has only been recognized as such since World War II, and has caused current epidemics in parts of Asia and Africa. Hepatitis B is recognized as endemic in China and various other parts of Asia. Over one-third of the world's population has been or is actively infected by hepatitis B virus (acronym HBV).


Hepatitis B as related to Childhood Immunization


  • Hepatitis B | Vaccines.gov
    Hepatitis B is a very safe vaccine. Most people do not have any problems with it but a vaccine, like any medicine, could cause a serious reaction.

  • Hepatitis B symptoms - eMedicineHealth
    Learn about hepatitis B viral (HBV, Hep B) liver disease. Transmission of the virus is via blood, semen, saliva, broken skin around the mouth, genitals, or rectum.

  • Ask the experts. Hepatitis B - Immunization Action Coalition
    Questions and answers (Q&As) about hepatitis B vaccines from immunization experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Hepatitis B ... - cdc.gov
    A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States Recommendations of the Advisory ...

  • Hepatitis B vaccine - Wikipedia
    Hepatitis B vaccine is a vaccine that prevents hepatitis B. The first dose is recommended within 24 hours of birth with either two or three more doses given after that.

  • Hepatitis B - Wikipedia
    Hepatitis B is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) which affects the liver. It can cause both acute and chronic infections.

  • NC DPH, WCH: Immunization Branch
    Home page for the N.C. Immunization Branch. We facilitate the provision of immunization services to the citizens of North Carolina. Find information about ...

  • Hepatitis B - UpToDate
    The term hepatitis is used to describe a common form of liver injury. Hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver (the suffix itis means inflammation and hepa ...