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Hepatitis B and Your Family: Information for People from Africa

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection for people from Africa. It explains that the disease is common in many parts of the world including Africa, describes HBV transmission, the lack of symptoms, how it affects the body, testing and the need for sexual partners to get tested, and the vaccine that prevents HBV. It advises talking to one's health professional or calling the health department for more information.

L’Hépatite B et Votre Famille: Informations destinées aux personnes originaires d’Afrique

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection for people from Africa. It explains that the disease is common in many parts of the world including Africa, describes HBV transmission, the lack of symptoms, how it affects the body, testing and the need for sexual partners to get tested, and the vaccine that prevents HBV. It advises talking to one's health professional or calling the health department for more information.

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