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  • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

    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…

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  • Hepatitis Research Paper

    HSC BIOLOGY: THE SEARCH FOR BETTER HEALTH RESEARCH ASSESSMENT - HEPATITIS B OVERVIEW OF HEPATITIS DISEASES Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver (In Latin, hepatitis means “of the liver”) caused either by a toxic substance (viral infection from direct damage e.g. alcohol) or bacterial and viral infection. Hepatitis is a family of viral infections that damage the liver; most common types are Hepatitis A, B and C. About 500 million people globally are infected by one of six hepatitis…

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  • Hepatitis B Foundation Case Study

    They work closely with Dr. Baruc Blumber, who won the Nobel Prize for discovering the HBV, and their main goal is to improve the lives of those infected by the HBV by advocating for them, “by funding research, promote disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment initiatives, and serving as the primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community, and the general public” (Hepatitis B Foundation, 2015,…

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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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  • Hepatitis A & E Lab Report

    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 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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  • Research Paper On Hepatitis C

    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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  • HIV/Hepatitis C Case Study Essay

    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 B Virus: A Case Study

    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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  • Hepatitis C: A Case Study

    The topic of discussion that I have chosen for the webcast development assignment is the chronic disease of Hepatitis C (HCV). HCV is a disease that affects the liver and approximately 80% of the population has no idea they are infected with the disease. Complications of HCV do not occur until the terminal stages of end-stage liver disease. The rationale for selecting the topic of HCV and the disease process is to educate the population on taking the steps in being screened for HCV,…

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