Hepatitis B Transmission

Hepatitis B is a virus which infects nearly 350 million people in the world. The way the hepatitis B virus spreads is very similar in many ways to the way HIV spreads. The four or five main modes of transmission are as follows. Firstly in many parts of the world this is the main mode of transmission of hepatitis B virus when mother is infected and when she becomes pregnant it is not detected that she has hepatitis B virus. Then the newborn of the mother is at risk of acquiring this infection. The other way hepatitis B virus spreads is by injection drug use, blood transfusion, unsafe injection and also unprotected sexual intercourse. These are the main ways in which hepatitis B virus is transmitted.