Medical News Summary: Untreate Hepatitis B can lead to liver cancer or liver failure


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About: Untreate Hepatitis B can lead to liver cancer or liver failure
Source: Manilla Bulletin
Author: Owen Bautista
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Manilla Bulletin): Death from liver cancer or liver failure occurs in 1 in four chronic Hepatitis B carriers. Most chronic Hepatitis B carriers in the Philippines remain undiagnosed with as many as 1 in 10 infected with the disease. Hep B transmission can occur during blood transfusions, sharing needles, unprotected sex, contact with open infected wounds as well as being passed on by the mother during birth. Vaccination is effective in preventing Hepatitis B.
URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/WLBG2004091818719.html
Related Disease Topics: Liver cancer, Liver disease, Hepatitis B

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