People with chronic hepatitis B often carry the virus in their blood for the rest of their lives. ... It is also important to diagnose hepatitis B in pregnancy, so that the newborn can be given protective immunization to prevent mother-tochild transmission. ... such as pneumonia, bacteremia (bacterial infection of the bloodstream), or epiglottitis (a severe throat infection that can cause death from suffocation).
|Title||:||Vaccinations - What Parents Need to Know|
|Author||:||American Council on Science and Health|
|Publisher||:||Am Cncl on Science, Health - 2004|