Hepatitis B is one type of hepatitis caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B spreads by contact with an infected person's blood, semen or other body fluid. Hepatitis B affects the liver causing liver inflammation and damage, including cirrhosis. The hepatitis B vaccine protects people from getting the infection. The immunization requires three injections. If you are traveling, this vaccine isn't recommended for most short-term travel.
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The Center for Liver Disease at Tufts MC in Boston specializes in managing cirrhosis, fatty liver, viral hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis.
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