01 Aug '11, 9pm

Have you had your Hep B shot?: Hep B is an infectious illness caused by Hepatitis B virus, which infects the liv...

The Health Promotion Board estimated in 2008 that one in 35 Singapore residents carries the Hepatitis B virus, which causes eight out of 10 of all liver cancer cases. Hep B is an infectious illness caused by Hepatitis B virus, which infects the liver and may cause inflammation of this vital organ. "However, due to the silent and asymptomatic nature of Hepatitis B, there may be many more Singaporeans who are unaware that they are living with the condition," said Associate Professor Lim Seng Gee, senior consultant at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at National University Hospital and President-Elect, Asia Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver. In the early stages of the condition, Hep B often goes unnoticed or is passed off as flu as some symptoms may manifest as persistent fever, prolonged tiredness and loss of appetite. "Going for a Hepatitis B s...

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