In Transcarpathia, 11 people, including five children, were hospitalized with a diagnosis of hepatitis A.
This was reported by “Suspilne” with reference to the director of the health care department of the Zakarpattia regional military administration, Anatoly Pshenychny.
According to him, since the beginning of 2023, 125 cases of the disease have been detected in Transcarpathia.
Earlier, we reported that the number of hepatitis A patients in Vinnytsia increased to 247. Of these, 207 cases were laboratory-confirmed.
At the same time, the chief sanitary doctor of the Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ruslan Savchuk, denied that there was an outbreak of hepatitis A in the region, which was reported by the mass media the day before.
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Hepatitis A is a viral disease that affects the liver and can have both a mild and severe course. The hepatitis A virus is transmitted as a result of eating contaminated food or water, due to lack of personal hygiene, as well as when an infected person prepares food for all family members.
Observing hygiene during food preparation and washing vegetables and fruits before consumption will help prevent the transmission of the virus through food products.
You should also not use water from unverified sources, and any non-bottled water should be boiled before use.
Thorough hand washing with soap after using the toilet, before eating and after contact with garbage also helps to avoid and prevent infection.
The incubation period of viral hepatitis A usually lasts 14–28 days.
Among the most common symptoms:
- elevated temperature;
You can get vaccinated against hepatitis A, vaccines are registered in Ukraine and sold at the pharmacy.
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