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Information about Hepatitis B

Hapatitis B is a viral liver infection spread through contact with infected body fluids. A newborn can contract the disease during birth if the mother is infected. The incubation period can range from 6 weeks to 6 months. The damage to the liver can be permanent and death is a possibility.

The side- effects of the three vaccinations, given at 6,10 and 14 weeks, are mild and short-lived usually.

See also:

Immunisation - Age of baby

Immunisation - Controversy

Immunisation - Chicken Pox

Immunisation - Diphtheria

Immunisation - German Measles

Immunisation - Hepatitis A

Immunisation - Hib Disease

Immunisation - How does it work

Immunisation - Measles

Immunisation - Mumps

Immunisation - Pertussis

Immunisation - Polio

Immunisation - Reducing impact on baby

Immunisation - Rubella

Immunisation - Safety

Immunisation - Schedule

Immunisation - Tetanus

Immunisation - Tuberculosis

Immunisation - Varicella

Immunisation - Whooping cough


 
   
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