Long incubation period (6-months) §Asymptomatic (no symptoms) carrier state §Immunization preventable –All Employees with direct patient contact are eligible for the Hepatitis B immunization at no charge. Employee Health offers free vaccination. For questions regarding Hepatitis B, please contact Employee Health at 973-754-4123.
Similar to Hepatitis B in incubation
Common in Healthcare workers
No “good” treatment
Interferon or Ribavirin
Post exposure prophylaxis not effective