Hepatitis A, risk factors, common symptoms and preventions

It is a disease, which is caused by virus named Hepatitis A virus . This disease is spread when an uninfected (healthy) person comes in contact or ingests the food that was contaminated by the faeces of an infected person.

This disease is potet enough to affect community as it is communicable and spreads at a very fast rate.

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Who is at risk ?

  • People living with household with an infected person
  • Poor sanitization
  • Oral or anal sex with an infected person
  • Travelling to area prone to hepatitis A virus without proper immunization.
  • Infected water outbreak

Common symptoms

There are no such specific symptoms observed , but some commonly seen symptoms in hepatitis A patients is are-

  • Loss of appetite
  • Joints pain
  • Fatigue
  • Suddenly caused vomiting and nausea
  • Clay texture feaces
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Yellowing of skin
  • Darkening of urine

Preventions-

  • Vaccination of infants must be done.
  • Special care should given about fooding habits while traveling internationally.
  • Wash the vegetables and fruits properly with clean water and Peel of the peep of fruits and vegetables before eating.
  • While traveling if you are running out of water prefer on pep bottles
  • Avoid eating uncooked or partially cooked meat.
  • Practice good hygiene habits.

 

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