What You Need to Know About Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B (HBV) is a viral infection that affects the liver. Left untreated, HBV can cause scarring of the liver, liver failure, and cancer, and may lead to death. It is estimated that about 260 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B. Each year, HBV is responsible for the deaths of close to a million people. As such, this chronic infection is considered a major global health problem. Find out if you may be at risk of contracting HBV.