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An Overview of Hepatitis B

What is Hepatitis B Disease?

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and can lead to serious liver problems, including cirrhosis and liver cancer. The virus is spread through contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person. Symptoms of hepatitis B include fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice). Read more

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Get Vaccinated with the Shingles Vaccine Before You Travel

What are Shingles?

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person has had chickenpox, the virus can remain dormant (inactive) in the body and reactivate later in life as shingles. Symptoms of shingles include pain, burning, tingling, or itching on one side of the body, followed by a red rash that turns into fluid-filled blisters. Read more