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Hepatitis D

  • Hepatitis D is a unique virus. It needs hepatitis B virus to survive and replicate. For this reason, Hepatitis D is limited to people who are already carriers of hepatitis B.
  • In Hong Kong, hepatitis D is quite rare. The majority of cases are found in people who shoot drugs.
  • Hepatitis D will accelerate and aggravate hepatitis B, inducing liver damage.
  • If you are vaccinated against hepatitis B, you are automatically protected from hepatitis D as well.