World Hepatitis Day is take place annually on July 28th to raise awareness and promote global action on viral hepatitis. July 28 is the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg (1925–2011). Dr. Blumberg discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967, and he developed the first hepatitis B vaccine.
“Bringing hepatitis care closer to you” is the theme of world hepatitis day2022. It aims to raise awareness about the need to simplify and bring hepatitis care to primary health facilities, locations beyond hospital sites, and community-based venues.Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is swelling that happens when tissues of the body are infected. It can damage your liver. This swelling and damage affect liver functions. It can be caused by drugs, alcohol use, or certain medical conditions. But in most cases, it’s caused by a virus known as viral hepatitis. The common types are hepatitis A, B, and C
It is caused by a hepatitis A virus infection. It is an acute, short-term disease. it is highly contagious and spread from person to person in many ways. It normally causes only a mild illness, and many people who are infected may never realize they’re sick at all.
It usually spreads through food or water. Eating food handled by someone with hepatitis who did not wash hands after using the toilet. Eating raw shellfish, fruits, vegetables, and undercooked foods are common culprits in hepatitis A outbreaks and close contact with an infected person. Sex with the virus-affected person
It is a serious liver infection. Caused by hepatitis B virus. It is often ongoing and becomes chronic. increases the risk of developing liver failure, liver cancer, or cirrhosis is a condition that permanently scars the liver.
A vaccine can exist to prevent the hepatitis B virus, but if you have the condition there’s no cure. If anyone is infected, must taking precautions can help prevent spreading the virus to others.
You can get it through contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person, most often spread through unprotected sex. It’s also possible to get hepatitis B by sharing an infected person’s needles with an infected person, or contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person. through unprotected sex. Use needles, razors, or toothbrushes of an infected person. And an infected mother to their child during childbirth. hugging, sharing food or coughing does not cause the transmission of virus.
It is a Liver infection that is caused by the Hepatitis C virus. hepatitis C by sharing an infected person’s needles with an infected person or contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person.
For a few people, hepatitis C is a short-time illness, but for more than half infected with the hepatitis C virus, it becomes a long-term, chronic infection. It causes liver failure, liver cancer, and cirrhosis. Acute and chronic forms of hepatitis C treatment Antiviral medications can be used.
It is only caused by people who are also infected with the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis D is spread through the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. Hepatitis D can be a short-term, acute infection or become a long-term, chronic infection.
Water-born disease caused by hepatitis E virus. Hepatitis E is mainly found in areas from ingesting fecal matter that contaminates the water supply and poor sanitation. Hepatitis E is acute normally but can be dangerous in pregnant women.
Some people who have hepatitis do not show symptoms and do not know they are infected. If you do have symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, Fatigue, vomiting, Dark urine, Join pain, and jaundice.
If you have an acute infection symptoms can start between 2 weeks to 6 months after you got infected. If anyone has a chronic infection, may not have symptoms until many years later.
How to reduce exposure
Hepatitis viruses can transmit through contact with bodily fluids, water, and foods containing infectious agents. Minimizing your risk of contact with these substances can help to prevent to cause hepatitis viruses.
For avoiding the disease-transmitting conditions so must avoid local water, ice, raw or undercooked shellfish and oysters, raw fruit, and vegetables.
Can reduce the risk of sharing needles, sharing razors, using someone’s toothbrush, or touching spilled blood.
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