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What is hepatitis B?

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Hepatitis B is an infection of your liver. It can cause scarring of the organ, liver failure, and cancer. It can be fatal if it isn’t treated.

It spreads when you come in contact with the blood, open sores, or body fluids of someone who has the hep B virus.

Most of the time, your body fights it off within a few months, and you’re immune for the rest of your life. That means you can't get it again.

From: Hepatitis B WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 26, 2019

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 26, 2019

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