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  • Hepatitis B Virus Conclusion

    The core of the hepatitis B virus is generally in the shape of an icosahedron. Within the virus, there are two strands of DNA, one smaller than the other, which is circular. HBV is around 42 nm in width, and the core is surrounded in a 4nm thick coat. They are enveloped, which means they are more susceptible to being destroyed, because the envelope is very thin. Viruses in general are very small, much smaller than bacteria, and HBV is no different. (Image: commons.wikimedia.org) Reproduction The hepatitis B virus reproduces in the same way as most (if not all) other viruses do. It attaches itself to the host cell and injects its own genetic material into the nucleus of the cell. The host cell is used to make copies of the virus. Eventually, the host cell bursts and dies, releasing the new viruses, which go on to again reproduce in this fashion. This is why viruses spread so quickly, because they are so effective at replicating themselves. The viruses can only attach to a cell that will support the replication, and for HBV,…

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  • Hepatitis C Case Study

    The United States has experienced an increase in the number of cases of Hepatitis C over the past decade. There are counties across the United States that are at an increased risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) outbreaks. These diseases are efficiently transmitted by exposure to contaminated blood and blood products and often lead to co-infection. This has been shown by increased transmission occurring among injection drug users, primarily those under the age of thirty (Zibbell et al,…

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  • Hepatitis C Essay

    this harmful virus known as, Hepatitis. Hepatitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the liver. There are five types of hepatitis; A, B, C, D, and E. Types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and, together, are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis A and E are typically caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Hepatitis B, C, and D usually occur as a result of parenteral contact with infected body fluids. The first…

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  • Importance Of Hepatitis B Vaccines

    Yongdong (Derek) Ouyang (12141123) Yongdong Ouyang (12141123) Are double-dose Hepatitis B vaccines protective against Hepatitis B in HIV-infected adults compared to standard-dose? Yongdong (Derek) Ouyang Student Number: 12141123 SPPH 502, Major Written Assignment Word count: Introduction Hepatitis B virus (HBV) attacks the liver and may cause long-term liver diseases. From 1982, the HBV vaccination…

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  • Hepatitis B Essay

    Globally individuals develop and obtain disease. Among these diseases is the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and breast cancer; two commonly spread/carried diseases, and potentially life threatening diseases. Chronic hepatitis B infection alone “is a global public health issue with >350 million hepatitis B virus carriers worldwide” (Ling, W H Y et, al,1931). Breast cancer has also been on the rise infecting not only women but men as well. So, it is not uncommon for individuals to have both…

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  • Hepatitis C Essay

    Hepatitis C is a disease that causes inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus. It is an infectious disease that’s virus can result in both acute and chronic hepatitis infection, and range in severity from mild illness lasting only a few weeks to a serious lifelong illness. (WHO http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs164/en/) The CDC FAQs for the Public database states that some infected people present mild to severe symptoms soon after being infected including fever,…

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  • Hepatitis A & E Case Study

    TITLE: Prevalence of hepatitis A & E among sporadic cases of acute hepatitis in a tertiary care hospital of western India ABSTRACT Background: Hepatitis A & E are highly endemic & are significant contributors of morbidity & mortality in India. Retrospective analysis of the data was carried out to find the prevalence of hepatitis A & E virus ( HAV & HEV ) among the acute sporadic hepatitis patients & the coinfection of HAV & HEV among these patients. Aim: To find the prevalence of hepatitis A &…

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  • Hepatitis B Virus Case Study

    Hepadnaviridae is a family of DNA viruses that have an envelope of proteins. The human hepatitis B virus (HBV), both its scientific and common names, is derived from the genus orthohepadnavirus. Partially single-stranded and double-stranded, it is the only DNA virus in its family of hepatitis viruses. (Bauman, 2014). Its replication method is similar to a retrovirus, utilizing the enzyme reverse transcriptase to engineer viral DNA from a single-stranded DNA and fusing it with the host cell’s…

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  • The Microbe: Hepatitis B Virus

    The Microbe Hepatitis B virus belongs to a group called, Hepadnaviridae which consists of diseases that contain deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and affect the liver. Hepatitis B is a virus therefore; hepatitis B requires a living host to replicate viral particles. Hepatitis B consists of a nucleic acid core, a protein coat, and a lipid envelope. The hepatitis B virus contains a partially double-stranded DNA within the nucleic acid core because one of the full-length strands is linked to the viral…

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  • Benefits Of Hepatitis B Vaccination

    Part I a. Is this a qualitative or quantitative study? Explain your answer in detail. In my opinion, I believe that this case study is a quantitative study. In the study, the writer wanted to evaluate whether stressing the potential benefits of the hepatitis B vaccination was more or less effective than expressing the potential dangers of not getting the hepatitis B vaccination. In quantitative research, the data is structured, refined and generally based on numerical scales centered on…

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