Hepatitis B is one type of hepatitis infection. It is caused by a virus that is transmitted through blood, semen, vaginal fluid or saliva. It can also be passed on from mother-to-child. Hepatitis B is not curable, but most people will get better after 6 months of the infection.
Although there are signs and symptoms for hepatitis B, some people will not have any of them. You can still pass on the infection if you don't have any signs or symptoms.
Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2015], extracted July 17, 2015; Population Estimates, IntelliHealth, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care , extracted April 17, 2015.
Ontario data: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Integrated Public Health System database, extracted by Public Health Ontario [April 20, 2015].