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As of today, all babies born in the UK will be administered with the vaccine for hepatitis B, with the jab being added to the five-in-one jab used for routine immunisations in new-borns. The move represents a bid to reduce the widespread risk of liver cancer and cirrhosis, and makes the UK one of the last European countries to offer the preventative treatment after the WHO originally recommended it 1992.
Original Article: UK babies to be routinely immunised against hepatitis BNEXT ARTICLE
A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one ...
Hepatology is the study of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas, and diseases associated with them. This includes viral hepatitis, alcohol damage, cirrhosis and cancer. As modern lifestyles change, with alcoholism and cancer becoming more promi...