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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B and Perinatal Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

Quick facts about Hepatitis B virus:

  • Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV).
  • Illness from Hepatitis B ranges from a mild illness, lasting a few weeks (acute), to a serious long-term (chronic) illness that can lead to liver disease or liver cancer.
  • Hepatitis B is transmitted when blood, semen, or another body fluid from a person infected with the Hepatitis B virus enters the body of someone who is not infected.

Steps to protect infants against Hepatitis B virus:

  1. Test pregnant women for Hepatitis B virus.
  2. Infants born to mothers with Hepatitis B virus will receive the proper preventative treatment.
  3. All infants receive the Hepatitis B vaccine birth dose before hospital discharge.

Hepatitis B Resources:


Perinatal Hepatitis B

Montana Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program Manual

  • Download Entire Manual: All Sections (pdf, 22 pages) (08/2012)
  • Reporting Forms:
    • Forms Overview
      Print version (pdf, 1 page) (02/28/2013)
    • MT CDEpi Initial Case Report Form
      Print version ( pdf, 1 page) (06/2012)
    • Perinatal Hepatitis B Primary Report
      Print version ( pdf, 1 page) (02/28/2013)
      Print version ( MS Word, 1 page) (02/28/2013)
    • Contact Investigation Line List
      Print version ( pdf, 1 page) (08/2012)
    • Hospital Birth Facility Report Form
      Print version ( pdf, 1 page) (08/2012)
      Print version (MS Word, 1 page that can be filled out on the computer) (08/2012)
    • Infant Report Form
      Print version ( pdf, 1 page) (08/2012)
      Print version (MS Word, 1 page that can be filled out on the computer) (08/2012)

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