Essay about Public Health Hepatitis
Jorge Cruz Jr
Grand Canyon University
According to the Hepatitis B Foundation, the virus has infected about 2 billion people worldwide, which is about 1 person out of every three (Our Accomplishments, 2014). Hepatitis B virus or the HBV is a virus that can cause a lifetime of damage to the liver. “Hepatitis” on its own refers to the inflammation of the live, although there are many causes of inflammation of liver the family of the hepatitis viruses are the most common with Hep A, B, and C being most prominent of the family. Although the family of the hepatitis’ viruses are similar in structure, they differ in transmission and infection. For instances, Hepatitis A is transmitted fecal to oral, whereas …show more content…
Treatment options for are limited as there is no definitive cure; usually supportive care is provided during acute infection. However is there a vaccine, which prevents infection from occurring, the vaccine is done in a series of 3-4 shots over a 6-month period that is usually done within the first year of life. This vaccine prevents creates immunity from infection with boosters occasionally needed throughout a person’s life.
According to the CDC, Asian and Pacific