Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
(enveloped virus)

Human hepatitis B virus is an enveloped virus having an icosahedral capsid (spherical shape) and a genome composed of partially double-stranded DNA. It belongs to the family of Hepadnaviruses.

Hepatitis B viruses may trigger acute or chronic hepatitis. In both cases, the liver is damaged severely.

The main transmission path is via blood and tissue respectively.

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Enveloped viruses
These viruses have glycoproteins on their envelope, which are potential targets for external influences.

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