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Where can you get hepatitis B?

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Hepatitis B is a viral infection that can cause inflammation in your liver. You get it when blood from someone who's infected gets into your body. That can happen if you share needles when using illegal drugs or having sex without a condom with someone who’s got it.

If you're pregnant and you've got hepatitis B, you could pass it to your child during birth.

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CDC.

American Liver Foundation: "Hepatitis C Treatments."

 

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 12, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC.

American Liver Foundation: "Hepatitis C Treatments."

 

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 12, 2017

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