Monday, May 10, 2010

Prevention of Hepatitis A Disease

Hepatitis A Disease Prevention can be done properly if we know the ways of transmission of hepatitis diseases. Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food and beverages feces hepatitis A. Habit snack foods and beverages in any place increases the risk of contracting hepatitis A. Raw and cooked foods including potential contamination of this virus.

Several methods of prevention to against hepatitis A:

1. Immunization

Immunization is very effective in preventing infection of a disease. After immunization of the body will produce antibodies which are antibodies against the disease. Hepatitis A immunization given to children aged between 2 to 18 years one times. Adults need immunizations repeated (booster) after six to 12 months of first immunization. Immunity gained from this immunization can persist for 15 to 20 years. But someone who has been immunized against hepatitis A can be affected if he became infected with VBA between time 2 to 4 weeks after immunization, because at that time the body can not produce antibodies in sufficient quantities.

Those who should get this immunization is:

a. Restaurant worker, or the usual handling food

b. Teenagers who live in the dorm students who have close contact with his friends.

c. Workers and children in daycare.

d. People suffering from chronic liver disease

e. Laboratory Workers

2. Temporary immunity

Those who often travel to other areas should receive temporary immunity to prevent infection, especially if the goal VHA is an endemic area of hepatitis A or poor sanitation areas. Temporary immunity may be obtained by giving immunoglobulin (Ig). Ig for the prevention of hepatitis A virus contains a highly effective hepatitis A after two weeks of delivery. For those who have lived in endemic regions, Ig anti VHA should be repeated every three to five months.

3. Maintaining Health

Washing hands with soap after each bowel and small are encouraged to inhibit transmission of VHA. The same thing needs to be done also in the moments before eating, processing and preparing food. Supervise and provide understanding to the children so as not to insert objects into her mouth.


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