Is Hepatitis B Contagious?

Q:
Is Hepatitis B Contagious?

A:
Yes, hepatitis B is contagious. The hepatitis B is passed from person to person through blood, semen, and other body fluids. The common ways of spreading are:

Birth to an infected mother
Unprotected sexual contact with an infected person
Sharing of contaminated needles, syringes, or other injection drug equipment
Needlesticks or other sharp instrument injuries

Notice: Hepatitis B is NOT transmitted casually. It cannot be spread through toilet seats, doorknobs, sneezing, coughing, hugging or eating meals with someone who is infected with hepatitis B.

 

Keywords: hepatitis B; contagious; infected blood; unprotected sex; contaminated needles

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