For Medical Providers
CDC Viral Hepatitis In Special Settings
Prevention of Hepatitis B Transmission to Exposed Infants
Hepatitis B is a bloodborne infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. It is highly infectious and easily spread from an infected mother to her newborn. For a newborn infant who becomes infected with the hepatitis B virus, there is a 90% chance that the infant will become a chronic carrier of the hepatitis B virus. Chronic carriers have a 25% lifetime chance of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer.
HBIG Administration Form
Title: Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Training
Training time: About 20 minutes.
Click here to take the course
If you are unable to use this link or would prefer the training on compact disc (CD), you may request a CD through the Viral Hepatitis Program at 303-692-2780.