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Transcript of Hepatitis A
hepatitis A Most young infants and children infected with hepatitis A don’t get sick or have any symptoms. If your child does get sick, it is likely to be mild and brief with only a fever.
Adolescents and adults are much more likely to become ill when infected with hepatitis A. Symptoms could include:
loss of appetite,
because the liver isn’t working properly – yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice), and tea-coloured urine (pee). symptoms prevention Treatment video Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver
caused by a virus (a germ
that can make people sick).
It is usually mild and rarely causes
permanent liver damage.
The disease is usually more severe in
adults than in children. The hepatitis A virus is found in the feces of infected persons.
The virus is usually spread from person to person by putting
something in the mouth that has been contaminated with the
feces of a person with hepatitis A. The virus is more easily
spread under poor sanitary conditions and when good
personal hygiene is not practiced. The virus can
also be transmitted through oral and anal sexual activity.
People can get hepatitis A by drinking contaminated
water or eating raw and undercooked shellfish harvested
from contaminated water. Fruits and vegetables or other foods
can become contaminated during handling. However,
working with an infected person, for example sharing
an office, does not pose the risk for hepatitis A. How do you catch hepatitis A? THANK YOU ! 1.Purchase - Use raw materials from reliable sources for food production. Buy live fish and shellfish which are fresh and free from abnormal odour.
2.Handling and storage of food - All food should be washed thoroughly before cooking. Raw and cooked food should be handled with separate utensils. Raw meat, fresh seafood and other perishable food items should be kept in the refrigerator, if they are not consumed immediately.
3.Cooking of food - Ensure thorough cooking of food and reheating of leftovers before consumption. The hepatitis A virus is killed by heating to 85 degree Celsius for 1 minute. Food hygiene Personal hygiene Food hygiene Personal hygiene and
Environmental hygiene Keep hands clean.
Don't handle food in case of fever, vomiting or diarrhoea.
Seek medical advice immediately. Environmental hygiene Always keep the environment clean.
Particular attention should be paid to the kitchen and toilet Yutong Chen & Zhao Jia by--- There is no medication to treat
hepatitis A. People generally recover
in four to six weeks, but in some
cases may feel sick for several months.