Were you looking for information about Hepatitis B? Hepititis B is a common misspelling of hepatitis B.
Hepatitis B is one of several types of hepatitis (liver inflammation). A few of its symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, yellowing of the skin or eyes (also known as jaundice), and a low-grade fever. Many people who have it, however, do not experience any symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they appear 30 to 180 days after hepatitis B transmission. The period between transmission and the start of symptoms is known as the incubation period.
Among the people who are at risk for this condition are intravenous drug users, children of immigrants from disease-endemic areas, infants born to infected mothers, and healthcare workers. Casual contact, as in the usual office, factory, or school setting, does not spread the virus. A person cannot get it from a kiss or other normal everyday activities, such as hugging or shaking hands. Although there is no cure for this condition, specific medicines are available to help slow down liver damage and possibly prevent complications.
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