Hepatitis B and Your Family - When Someone in the Family Has Hepatitis B: Information for Asian Americans

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Abstract:

This one-page handout educates people who are close to someone with Hepatitis B about the importance of testing and vaccination. It explains that Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease resulting from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. It discusses how the disease is spread, and clarifies that most Asian Americans with the disease who were born in China and other Asian countries were infected as infants or young children. It explains that many people with Hepatitis B do not have symptoms and do not know they are infected, and discusses the importance of testing all family members for Hepatitis B. The document recommends vaccination against the disease, and provides a brief explanation of the Hepatitis B vaccine series. 

Author(s):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
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Keywords:
Asian Americans, Hematologic tests, Hepatitis B, Liver failure, Liver neoplasms, Vaccination
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
12/1/2016
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