What is Hepatitis B, and why is it so dangerous?

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Q: What is Hepatitis B, and why is it so dangerous?

A: Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus, or (HBV). HBV infected blood is highly concentrated with the virus, much more so than HIV/AIDS. This means that any exposure incident concerning blood infected with the hepatitis B virus will be exceedingly likely to cause infection.

Additionally, some studies suggest that HBV can live outside of the body for up to two weeks. Most crime scene cleanup services will respond the same day, which is well within the timeframe of danger.

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