Against Viral Hepatitis
Blumberg was the American research physician whose discovery of an antigen
that provokes antibody response against hepatitis B led to the development
by other researchers of a successful vaccine against the disease.
Blumberg and Irving Millman
Baruch Blumberg and Irving Millman
co-invented a vaccine against viral hepatitis - National Inventors
Hall of Fame.
Blumberg - Autobiography
Blumberg - Interview
About the Disease
Hepatitis is a disease that affects
B virus (HBV)
C virus (HCV)
A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis
A can affect anyone. In the United States, hepatitis A can occur in situations
ranging from isolated cases of disease to widespread epidemics. Hepatitis
B is a serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver.
The virus, which is called hepatitis B virus (HBV), can cause lifelong
infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure,
and death. Hepatitis
C is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which
is found in the blood of persons who have the disease. HCV is spread by
contact with the blood of an infected person.
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