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Who gets hepatitis B?

Groups at particular risk of hepatitis B include babies born to infected mothers; intravenous drug users; healthcare workers exposed to blood; people receiving blood transfusions; people who come into contact with used, unsterilized medical equipment; sexual partners of hepatitis B carriers; and people sharing a household with hepatitis B carriers.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 21 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Hepatitis A

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