There are numerous reasons why you should always be conscious of your health and pay attention to early signs. In this article, I will be sharing some things you need to know about Hepatitis A Virus and useful tips to help prevent it.
According to the World Health Organization, Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). Although there is no specific cure it can be managed and over time gets better on its own.
Please note that Hepatitis A is a highly communicable disease because it can be contracted when an unvaccinated person comes in contact with the faeces of an infected person. That is why it is important to get tested and treated because when ignored can lead to liver failure
Causes of Hepatitis A
Some causes of hepatitis A are;
1. Drinking contaminated water and beverages.
2. Poor personal hygiene.
3. Eating the food prepared by a contaminated person who refuses to wash his/her hands after using the restroom.
4. Eat in food contaminated by the virus.
According to the Immunization Action Coalition, people with hepatitis A virus infection might not have any signs or symptoms. However, adults are more likely to have symptoms than children. As statistics show that 7 out of 10 adults have symptoms while less than 6 years of age usually show no signs.
How To Know If Someone Is Infected.
Just as I have stated above symptoms are barely notice that is why to be sure, you need to undergo some blood test called "IGM class antibody to Hepatitis A Virus and anti-HAV." Finally, avoid the unnecessary taking of drugs unless the ones prescribed.
How To Prevent Hepatitis A Virus
Some ways you can prevent getting the virus include;
1. Always wash your hands thoroughly especially after using the restroom.
2. Make sure to get vaccinated.
3. Ensure good sanitation.
3. Maintain good and proper personal hygiene.
4. Avoid dirty places and ensure proper disposal of waste.
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