Estimated 257 MILLION PEOPLE
INFECTED by Hepatitis B
It is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause acute or chronic diseases.
Caused by the hepatitis B virus that spreads through the blood and various body fluids such as sperm, vagina, menstruation and saliva containing the hepatitis B virus.
children infected under 6 years develop to chronic infections
adults infected develop to be chronic
babies infected in the first year of life become chronic infections
Adults infected chronically will progress to cirrhosis and / or liver cancer
Hepatitis B can become chronic and end in cirrhosis / hardening of the liver and liver cancer which leads to death.
The earlier you get the Hepatitis B virus, the more likely it is to develop to be chronic.
4 – 20.3 % OF HEALTHY POPULATION IN INDONESIA
have hepatitis B. The proportion of people living outside Java is higher than in Java.
Hepatitis B virus can survive outside the human body for 7 days, and can infect in that time.
Prevention of Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B can be prevented by vaccination. Complete vaccination can stimulate the formation of protective immune levels in more than 95% of infants, children and adults.
The Transmission Can be
From an infected mother to her baby during labor
Use of syringes together, tattoos,
Use of a shaver
Medical procedures or teeth with a device contaminated with blood infected with the hepatitis B virus