Jul 25, 2017
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Viral Hepatitis A Silent Killer

It can affect anyone, anywhere.

KNOW IT. PROTECT YOURSELF

Every year, more than 1.34 million deaths are happening due to viral Hepatitis. In fact, it is causing as many deaths as HIV/ AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria across the globe. To protect yourself from this deadly virus, you should know as much about it as possible.

WHAT IS VIRAL HEPATITIS

viral hepatitisIn simple words, Hepatitis is a medical condition, in which the liver gets swollen due to the presence of inflammatory cells in the tissue of the organ. It may occur with limited or no symptoms at all.

 

SOME DEADLY FACTS ABOUT HEPATITIS

hepatitis fact

-Over 325 million people are infected worldwide with hepatitis B and C.’
-Hepatitis B and C causes 80% of liver cancer cases in the world.
– In India, over 40 million people have hepatitis B.'”
– Around 90% of people living with hepatitis B and C are not aware of it

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JAUNDICE AND HEPATITIS

Jaundice and Hepatitis are co-related to one another but they are different from each other in many ways. Jaundice can be caused due to Hepatitis virus.

difference between jaundice and hepatitis

CAUSES OF TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS

causes of transmission of hepatitis

HEPATITIS A and E
• Eating food or drinking water contaminated by faeces of an infected person.
• Eating raw shellfish from contaminated water.

HEPATITIS B
• Transmitted through contact with blood and other body fluids.
• From mother to child during birth.

HEPATITIS C
• Mainly through blood to blood contact and rarely transmitted through certain sexual practices.

HEPATITIS D
•Through infected blood and previous hepatitis B infection.

PREVENTION AND PROTECTION

Wash your hands after using toilet.

toilet

Avoid unprotected sexual contact.

sexual

Ensure safe drinking water.

water

Don’t share drug needles.

needles

Don’t share personal hygiene items like toothbrushes and razors.

brush and razors

To be mothers must discuss about first hepatitis B vaccines for newly born.

vaccine

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