Hepatitis B in Nigeria: Fresh Data to Inform Prevention and Care
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection is spread by blood and other bodily fluids, rendering Health Care Workers (HCW) particularly vulnerable to infection, particularly in impoverished countries. Despite the fact that it is a vaccine-preventable disease, HCW knowledge and universal precautions are poor in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Hepatitis is an inflammation causing illness of the liver. The liver inflammation in chronic hepatitis lasts at least six months.