Quick Answer: Who Is Most At Risk For Hepatitis B?

Can hepatitis B go away completely?

There’s no cure for hepatitis B.

The good news is it usually goes away by itself in 4 to 8 weeks.

More than 9 out of 10 adults who get hepatitis B totally recover.

However, about 1 in 20 people who get hepatitis B as adults become “carriers,” which means they have a chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis B infection..

How long can Hepatitis B patient live?

The hepatitis B virus can survive outside the body for at least 7 days. During that time, the virus is still capable of causing infection.

Who is most affected by hepatitis B?

Who Is Most Affected? In the United States, rates of new HBV infections are highest among adults aged 40-49 years, reflecting low hepatitis B vaccination coverage among adults at risk. The most common risk factor among people with new HBV infections is injecting drugs, related to the opioid crisis.

What causes hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus. You can get the virus if you have unprotected sexual contact with an infected partner. People who use intravenous (IV) drugs can get hepatitis B when they share needles with someone who has the virus.

What country has the highest rate of hepatitis B?

HBV=hepatitis B virus. Globally, 21 countries accounted for more than 80% of the total number of HBsAg-positive infections in the general population (figure 4A, table 1), with China, India, Nigeria, Indonesia, and the Philippines accounting for more than 57% of all HBsAg-positive infections.

What is the chance of getting hepatitis B?

Overall, the annual risk of acquiring a hepatitis B virus in the United States is about one in 62,500. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is transmitted primarily through the blood.