What is hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is the most common viral liver disease worldwide. It is transmitted via blood, needle sharing, from mother to child during birth or during sexual intercourse. Hepatitis B is often asymptomatic and transmitted unknowingly. If the disease becomes symptomatic, a yellowish discoloration of the eyes and skin may occur. The disease can progress unnoticed for a long time and cause severe damage to the liver. In the absence of treatment, liver cancer may also occur.