Viral Hepatitis B and D

Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus which attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic disease. This virus is mainly transmitted through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. Hepatitis D is a liver disease in both acute and chronic forms caused by the hepatitis D virus which is a defective virus since it requires hepatitis B for its replication. The virus is mainly transmitted through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. A vaccine against hepatitis B is the only method to prevent hepatitis D infection.