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Hepatitis B Vaccination In Newborns

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needle prick

I am a midwife,after giving hepa b vaccine to a newborn baby whose mother is hepa b reactive i accidentaly prick the needle.I was non reactive for hepa b and right away i started my anti-hepa vaccine until 3 doses.Do i need to have a immunoglubulin...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...correctly, you pricked yourself with a clean needle. There is no reason to have immunoglobulin then. You should be protected against hepatitis B virus in the future however, since you are a healthcare worker. All HCWs should be vaccinated. Read more »

hepabig and vaccine

good day!Just want to know the difference between hepabig and hepa vaccine doses.what is... Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization? Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the strategy to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in the United States. The report provides updated recommendations to improve... Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

...drugs(including prescription medications), poisons, and some viruses can all causehepatitis. Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus(HBV). Worldwide, 350,000,000 people are infected with HBV, and 10% of these arealso... Read more »
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time line

Posted by Anonymous
...worker, the CDC nonetheless suggests that when treating people with AIDS, personnel take precautions similar to those used with hepatitis B patients. Related Links Read the guidelines AIDS is named The CDC convenes a meeting of... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...that by now makes billions in sales with Hepatitis C tests. At that time they injected blood from a patient with a Non-A/Non-B hepatitis into chimps. None of the animals developed hepatitis. Just around day # 14 after the infection they showed... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine. We have been searching ALL OVER Read more »

HBV Vaccine What can I expect?

Posted by ConcernBlkMan, 2 Replies
...First timer here! Just wanted to know what can I expect when taking the HBV Vaccine. I'm about to start next month. I would like to hear, what can I expect? Are there any side effect and how was your T-cell Read more »