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  • Hepatitis B

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    Page 2 Hepatitis B is a potentially life threatening liver infection caused by the virus HBV. A Hepatitis B infection could potentially become a chronic disease for some people because they run the risk of developing liver failure, cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer if precautions are not taken. Cirrhosis causes permanent scarring to the liver. Some adults that have become infected with Hepatitis B do fully recover even if their symptoms are relentless. Symptoms can be mild to

  • Hepatitis B

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    Running head: EPIDEMIOLOGY PAPER - HEPATITIS B 1 Epidemiology Paper - Hepatitis B Concepts in Community and Public Health NRS-427V-0102 EPIDEMIOLOGY PAPER - HEPATITIS B Epidemiology Paper - Hepatitis B 2 ―Communicable disease‖ means an illness caused by an infectious agent or its toxins that occurs through the direct or indirect transmission of the infectious agent or its products from an infected individual or via an animal, vector or the inanimate environment to a susceptible animal

  • Epidemiology Hepatitis B Infection

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    Epidemiology Hepatitis B Dheer Chhabria MYP2A EPIDEMIOLOGY HEPATITIS B 1 The Causative Agent of Hepatitis B Infection The causative agent of the hepatitis B infection, known as serum hepatitis, is a Hepadna virus that attacks the liver causing inflammation of the liver . If this disease is left untreated it can result in liver cirrhosis , liver cancer, liver failure and death. The liver cancer caused by hepatitis B the virus is called Hepato Cellular Carcinoma which is the third most common cause

  • Epidemiology Hepatitis B

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    Epidemiology Hepatitis B affects 1 in 3 people worldwide (Hepatitis B Foundation [HBF], 2014). A vaccine has been available for over 30 years, yet it is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide (HBF, 2014). The epidemiology of hepatitis B, the role of the community health nurse along with the knowledge about what is being done to combat and reduce the impact of the virus gives a comprehensive look at hepatitis B. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a DNA virus, and belongs to the Hepadnaviridae family

  • Hepatitis B

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    Hepatitis B What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis means the inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B, “formerly called serum hepatitis (Richard Adler)”, is caused by a serious liver infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and the infection has two phases: acute and chronic (eMedicineHealth). Acute hepatitis B is short-term and occurs after being exposed to the virus and only few develop fulminant hepatitis which is very severe and life threatening. Chronic hepatitis can lead to “liver failure, liver

  • Mmwr Hepatitis B

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    MMWR Paper on Hepatitis B Microbiology 212-A April 27, 2012 Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a DNA virus that affects the liver and belongs to the Hepadnaviridae group (Takkenberg, Weegink, Zaaijer, & Reesink, 2010). According to an article in Vox Sanguines, an international journal of transfusion medicine, (Takkenberg, Weegink, Zaaijer, & Reesink, 2010) “about 400 million people worldwide are chronically infected with HBV, and 2 billion people have serological evidence of past or present

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine

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    Hepatitis B Vaccine Hepatitis B is the most common liver infection in the world and is caused by the hepatitis b virus. The hepatitis b virus enters the body and travels to the liver via the bloodstream. In the liver the virus attacks the healthy liver cells and then multiplies. The cells create copies of them selves and the multiplying of the virus cells then triggers a response from the bodies’ immune system. Most people at this stage of the virus are unaware the have the virus as there are no

  • Hepatitis B Case

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    In Hepatitis B, it is the biggest part of your body your liver, it helps your body digest food and stores energy and also remove poison. What is Hepatitis B? A swerve from viral hepatitis transmitted in infected in the blood causing a fever and debility and jaundice. In Hepatitis B, you can also contact people by blood, semen or body fluids. How do you know if you have Hepatitis B? by yellow of skin of the eye, dark color urine and you will have pale movements. The worst part of having Hepatitis

  • Epidemiology Hepatitis B

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    Epidemiology of Hepatitis B Hepatitis B is a disease that affects many people worldwide and can cause serious and potentially fatal complications. This paper will provide an overview of this disease, including demographic information, while discussing contributing determinants of health, the implications of the epidemiological triangle as it relates to the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), the role of the community health nurse, as well as identify a national organization that addresses the disease and how

  • Taking a Look at Hepatitis B and C

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    Hepatitis B, C Hepatitis B virus (HBV) belongs to the Hepadnarvirus family. The virus particle consists a lipid envelope that contains surface antigens, HBsAg, a core composed of protein, viral DNA, and polymerase. Theses virions are approximately 40 nm in diameter, which are known as one of the smallest enveloped animal viruses. It infects hepatocytes, also known as Dana particles. The genome of HBV is circular, partly double stranded, and approximately 3,200 nucleotides long. Dr. Baruch Blumberd

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