Question: Say your mother had developed Hepatitis B when she was younger, and once she was older and had a child would that child be at risk of developing hepatitis symptoms too or would they just be a carrier?

  1. hi jaxterjohns,

    Hepatitis B is a really complex disease and sometimes hard to predict. It’s caused by a virus that affects the liver and most newborn babies are vaccinated against it.

    People with hepatitis B can sometimes recover fully and get rid of all the virus for life, or they can have some virus that hangs around for a long time. So – the answer to your question depends a lot on when the first infection occurred and if the baby could have been infected by the mum.

    That’s probably a question your local doctor would know more about than me 🙂