Hepatitis A – Quick Preventive Tips

Posted By: Lekhaka

Among the several infections that are widely spread during the monsoon, Hepatitis A is one of the major one.

According to the World Health organization (WHO) hepatitis A is a viral liver disease that can cause mild to severe illness. The hepatitis A virus (HAV) is transmitted through ingestion of contaminated food and water or through direct contact with an infectious person.

Hepatitis A are at its peak during the monsoons. Fever, malaise, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal discomfort, dark-coloured urine and jaundice are few of the major symptoms of Hepatitis A.

The major risk factors for the infection includes poor sanitation, lack of safe water, living in a household with an infected person and travelling to endemic cities without being immunized.

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Meanwhile, every countries should make a provision for Hepatitis A vaccination for all in their comprehensive plan. This will help in preventing and controlling the infection effectively.

So here are few quick preventive tips for Hepatits A:

  • Maintaining personal hygiene practices like washing hands regularly with clean water is a must.
  • Avoid eating outside foods especially the ones sold in the open.
  • Do not forget to wash your hands with clean water before eating your food.
  • Drinking plenty of clean and safe water should be practiced.
  • Maintaining proper sanitation and proper disposal of sewage is a must to prevent Hepatitis A.
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Story first published: Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 12:37 [IST]
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