Who Is At Risk for Hepatitis B?
The following people are at increased risk for contracting Hepatitis B:
- People who received blood or a blood-product transfusion prior to 1975
- Hospital or other healthcare facility workers
- Live-in family members and roommates of an infected person
- Current or former intravenous drug users
- People who have acquired a tattoo or had a body piercing with an infected needle
- Sex partners of infected people
- Travelers to countries where HBV is epidemic
- People who were born to a mother infected with HBV and were not vaccinated
- Organ transplant recipients who received an infected organ
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Hepatitis B Information for the Public" http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/B/index.htm Retrieved February 10, 2011
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