Caused by the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
- Transmitted through infected blood, sex, needles and from infected women to their newborns.
- Chronic infections occur in 90% of infants, 30% young children, and 10% in adults.
- Hepatitis B is the leading cause of primary liver cancer worldwide.
- There are promising treatments for chronic HBV, but still no cure.
- A safe vaccine is available for newborns, children, teens and adults.