Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus. When a person is first infected, it is called an “acute infection” (or a new infection). Most adults that become infected do not show any signs or symptoms and can get rid of the disease. However, some adults cannot get rid of the virus and after 6 months it is considered a “chronic infection”. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in a pregnant women poses a serious risk to her infant at birth. Perinatal HBV can be prevented with screening and by providing hepatitis B immune globulin and hepatitis B vaccine to infants born to HBV-infected women within 12 hours of birth.
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Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)