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  • Hepatitis B (HBV, Serum Hepatitis): SFAF
    a viral liver disease that may be acute or chronic, and can be life-threatening. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, malaise, nausea and jaundice. Some individuals are chronic asymptomatic carriers; chronic hepatitis B may result in liver cirrhosis and/or cancer. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) can be transmitted by sexual contact, shared needles or contaminated blood products. Interferon-alpha is used as a treatment; a 3-dose anti-HBV vaccine is available.

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