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What is Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV causes the liver to swell and prevents it from working well. Chronic hepatitis B can lead to cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, and liver failure. Globally, chronic HBV infection affects approximately 350 million people and contributes to an estimated 620,000 deaths each year. Compared ...

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