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'''Hepatitis B virus''' (HBV) is a [[DNA]] [[virus]] of the [[Hepadnavirus]] family.  Approximately 350 million people worldwide (including 1.2 million in the [[U.S.]]) are infected, with about 1 million people per year dying of HBV-related [[liver]] [[disease]]. It is a major cause of [[hepatocellular carcinoma]] (liver cancer) and [[cirrhosis]].
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The '''Hepatitis B virus''' (HBV) is a [[DNA]] [[virus]] of the [[Hepadnavirus]] family.  Approximately 350 million people worldwide (including 1.2 million in the [[U.S.]]) are infected, with about 1 million people per year dying of HBV-related [[liver]] [[disease]]. It is a major cause of [[hepatocellular carcinoma]] (liver cancer) and [[cirrhosis]].
 
A safe and effective [[Hepatitis B vaccine|vaccine]] is widely available to prevent HBV infection.
 
A safe and effective [[Hepatitis B vaccine|vaccine]] is widely available to prevent HBV infection.
  

Revision as of 15:30, 25 November 2008

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The Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a DNA virus of the Hepadnavirus family. Approximately 350 million people worldwide (including 1.2 million in the U.S.) are infected, with about 1 million people per year dying of HBV-related liver disease. It is a major cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) and cirrhosis. A safe and effective vaccine is widely available to prevent HBV infection.

References

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/