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AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), a bloodborne virus. The hepatitis B virus can cause serious damage to the liver which may result in death. The major cause of death associated with HBV is cirrhosis (hardening and shrinking of liver tissue), followed by acute hepatitis, and liver cancer.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-09-16 15:29:56
Description Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), a bloodborne virus. The hepatitis B virus can cause serious damage to the liver which may result in death. The major cause of death associated with HBV is cirrhosis (hardening and shrinking of liver tissue), followed by acute hepatitis, and liver cancer.
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Source AFSCME
Keyword Worker safety, Hepatitis B, Viruses
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-09-16 15:25:53
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Date Last Modified 2009-09-16 15:29:56
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-09-16 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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