Superstar Amitabh Bachchan recently opened up about contracting Hepatitis B, during an awareness event for the disease.
“Hepatitis B came to me accidentally. After my accident on the sets of Coolie, I was infused with the blood of about 200 donors and 60 bottles of blood were injected into my system. The Australian antigen Hepatitis B had only been detected three months ago and it was very new for being detected also among various tests needed to be carried out before giving blood to another patient. One of my blood donors was carrying Hepatitis B virus which went into my system. I continued to function normally till the year 2000 and almost 18 years after the accident, during a very normal medical checkup, I was told that my liver was infected, and I had lost 75 percent of my liver. So, if I am standing here today, you are looking at a person who is surviving with 25 percent of his liver. That is the bad part. The good part is you can survive even with 12 percent. But no one wants to get to that stage,” he said
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