Hepatitis B; Transmission, Prevention, Symptoms, & Treatment

Prevention

Prevention
Prevention

The most important prevention strategy for hepatitis B is applying the vaccine. This immunization is very useful to protect adults and infants from this disease. It is also safe and cost-effective.

When hepatitis B is detected in an individual, close household members should be tested for hepatitis B and vaccinated if they are not infected. Remember that the spread of the virus is through direct contact with bodily fluids and infected blood. Hugging, kissing, sharing food, coughing, and sneezing have been found irrelevant in transmitting the disease.

We can also take additional measures to prevent hepatitis B by thoroughly washing our hands after contacting blood. Cover your cuts and practice safe sex. Do not share sharp items such as syringes, nail clippers, razors, and earrings, ensuring that everything is previously sterilized if you’re getting a piercing, a tattoo, or acupuncture.

Written by Martin Davis