Hepatitis B: Information for children

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Information for your child about what hepatitis B is, how they might have gotten it and what they need to know to be able to live a healthy lifestyle with the virus.

Key points

  • Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by a virus.
  • Hepatitis B is a difficult disease to pass on, not like the flu or a cold. You cannot give hepatitis B to your friends when you do your regular activities such as playing, sitting next to your friends in class or hugging them.
  • Remember: If you are bleeding, do not let anyone touch your blood. Also, do not touch anyone else's blood.
  • You will need to see a doctor or nurse regularly to make sure your liver is happy and healthy.
Last updated: May 27th 2022