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How do you get hepatitis B?

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You can get it if you:

If you're pregnant and you have hepatitis B, you could give it to your unborn child. If you deliver a baby with hep B, your infant will need to be treated within 12 hours of birth.

  • Have sex with someone who's infected
  • Share dirty needles when using illegal drugs
  • Have direct contact with infected blood or the body fluids of someone who has the disease

From: Types of Hepatitis: A, B, and C WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by on December 15, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 12/15/2017

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "Hepatitis C Treatment." 

News release, FDA.

CDC.

Reviewed by on December 15, 2017

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "Hepatitis C Treatment." 

News release, FDA.

CDC.

Reviewed by on December 15, 2017

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