Hepatits B

Hepatitis B is primarily a sexually transmitted disease.  Other common sources of transmission include exposure to infected blood, injected-drug use, and occupational or household contacts.

Infants can contract hepatitis B from their infected mothers.

Women can be tested during pregnancy to determine if they are infected, and infants born to infected mothers can receive hepatitis B vaccine and hepatitis immune globulin at birth.

Only those children exposed to infected mothers are at risk.  Antibody levels produced by vaccination will most likely decline to non-protective levels before children reach the age when they are sexually active or exposed to other risk factors.  Studies have shown that a majority of those vaccinated maintained adequate antibody levels for only 4-5 years.

The Vaccine Guide: Risks and Benefits for Children and Adults, Randall Neustaedter, OMD

Hepatitis B: The Untold Story

Real Risks of disease:

  • 50% develop no symptoms after exposure, and acquire lifetime immunity
  • 30% develop flu-like symptoms only, and acquire lifetime immunity
  • 20% develop symptoms that lead to the diagnosis of Hepatitis B. (nausea, vomiting, jaundice, elevated liver enzymes)

Of this 20%, 95% fully recover and acquire lifetime immunity

THEREFORE, < 5% become chronic carriers

  • 75% (3.75%) live with asymptomatic infections
  • 25% (1.25%) develop liver disease / cancer 10-30 years after acute infection

Hyams, KC (1995) Risks of chronicity following acute hepatitis B virus inf.: A Review. Clin. Infect. Dis. 20, 992-1000.

Vaccines: The Risks, the Benefits, the Choices, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, 2nd Ed. (Video)

Hepatitis B vaccine has been associated with severe, debilitating, and life threatening adverse reactions including: Polyneuropathy, Guillian-Barre’, Myasthenia Gravis, CNS demyelination, Transverse myelitis, Erythema nodosum, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, autism, and more…45 different types of reactions reported to be in the world literature by researcher Dr. Andrea Valeri of Italy.

Vaccines: The Risks, the Benefits, the Choices, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, 2nd Ed. (Video)

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