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  1. Hepatitis B infection has been preventable by vaccination since 1982. As of 2022, the hepatitis B vaccine is between 98% and 100% effective in preventing infection. The vaccine is administered in several doses; after an initial dose, two or three more vaccine doses are required at a later time for full effect.

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    Hepatitis B infection has been preventable by vaccination since 1982. As of 2022, the hepatitis B vaccine is between 98% and 100% effective in preventing infection. The vaccine is administered in several doses; after an initial dose, two or three more vaccine doses are required at a later time for full effect.

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    Hepatitis D is a defective virus that requires hepatitis B to replicate and is only found with hepatitis B co-infection. In adults, hepatitis B infection is most commonly self-limiting, with less than 5% progressing to chronic state, and 20 to 30% of those chronically infected developing cirrhosis or liver cancer. [27]

  4. Surveillance and mortality data for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C as well as outcome data from the Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program 2022 Viral Hepatitis National Progress Report Indicators, targets, and progress toward achieving viral hepatitis goals

  5. Chronic hepatitis B infection . is a long-term illness that occurs when the hepatitis B virus remains in a person’s body. Most people who go on to develop chronic hepatitis B do not have symptoms, but it is still very serious and can lead to liver damage (cirrhosis), liver cancer, and death. Chronically infected people can spread hepatitis B

  6. Mar 30, 2022 · Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are liver infections caused by three different viruses. Although each can cause similar symptoms, they are spread in different ways and can affect the liver differently. Hepatitis A is usually a short-term infection. Hepatitis B and hepatitis C can also begin as short-term infections but in some people ...

  7. Many viruses cause infections that can be spread from person to person. The hepatitis C virus spreads through contact with an infected person’s blood. Hepatitis C can cause an acute or chronic infection. Although no vaccine for hepatitis C is available, you can take steps to protect yourself from hepatitis C. If you have hepatitis C, talk ...

  8. The annual rate of acute hepatitis B infections went down 88.5 percent between 1982 and 2015. 12 In 2017, the annual number of hepatitis B infections rose in some states. 13 Experts think the rise was related to increases in injection drug use. Injection drug use increases the risk of hepatitis B infection.

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