Hepatitis B (also called Hep B) is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus. It is spread by direct contact with infected body fluids; usually by sharing needles or sexual contact, especially sex without a condom.
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Hepatitis C is transmitted from one person to another when the blood of an infected person gets into the blood stream of another person. Hepatitis C can live outside of the body for several days. There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C.