Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease that is spread when infected blood, semen, or bodily fluids enter the body of a person who is not infected. It is spread by sexual activity, sharing needles, syringes, sharing personal items such as a razor or toothbrush, exposure to blood from needlesticks and birth. Symptoms are flu-like and include loss of appetite, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, fatigue, joint pain and jaundice.
Information for the General Public
Information for Public Health Departments
- Disease Plan
- Case Report Form
- Hepatitis B Perinatal Program Guidelines
- Hepatitis B Surveillance Guidelines
- Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases