This e-zine provides learners with an overview of the hepatitis B virus (HBV).
The e-zine begins with a high-level overview of HBV, including how infection with this virus differs from other hepatitis infections and what the possible outcomes of HBV infection are. Next, the e-zine provides a comparison between acute and chronic HBV infection, including the clinical course of each. Information about the different routes of HBV transmission and available treatment options also are provided.
The end of this e-zine provides a thorough overview of the recommendations for screening patients for HBV and the prophylactic treatments and vaccines currently used in HBV prevention.