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Hepatitis A & B: Do You Know The Reason Why People Easily Get Hepatitis?

Hepatitis B is more likely to develop chronic the sooner it is contracted. People can carry the virus and spread it even if they don't feel unwell. A vaccination against hepatitis B is available. Inform your doctor if you believe you may have been infected with hepatitis B and have never had a vaccine. If you have a hepatitis B immune globulin shot, you might be able to avoid getting infected.

It's crucial to remember that hepatitis B isn't spread lightly! Coughing, sneezing, hugging, cooking, and sharing food do not spread it. Direct contact with infected blood and body fluids is how it spreads. Hepatitis A is mainly spread through tainted food or water. It is widespread in many nations, particularly those with ineffective sanitation systems.

In the remaining 10%, the virus is not cleared by the immune system, and the hepatitis B infection lasts longer than 6 months, usually for the rest of the person's life. Chronic hepatitis B infection is the term for this ongoing condition. Individuals who have recently been exposed to HAV should receive immune globulin or vaccine as soon as feasible, but no later than two weeks following the previous exposure.

The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is spread between people by contact with infected people's blood or other bodily fluids, such as sperm and vaginal fluid. It is important to remember that contracting it through kissing or sharing cutlery is quite improbable. The virus can also be spread through reusing contaminated needles and syringes, as well as sharp items, in health care settings, the community, or among people who inject drugs.

Hepatitis B can cause scarring and damage to the liver (cirrhosis). This can result in liver failure, in which your liver ceases to function properly, as well as liver cancer. Assess the burden of hepatitis B transmission from mother to child in Africa in order to inform the introduction of a hepatitis B vaccine birth dosage.

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