World hepatitis day

Today is world hepatitis day 28 July and this day aimed at raising awareness about heatitis viral infections that is constantly ravagine the lives of people every year amid the covid19 pandemic. Just to refresh your memory a little, hepatitis is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver this creating a range of health problems including liver cancer. Dis infection truncates the function of the liver which include; bile production for digestion, excreting of bilirubin( broken down red blood cells), breakdown of carbohydrate, fats, proteins, cholesterol just to mention a few.
There are 5 types of the viral infection and these include; hepatitis A,B,C,D and E.
Hepatitis A is cause by hepatitisA virus which is transmitted by contaminated food and water by faeces from a infected person .
Hepatitis B is caused by hepatitis B virus and is gotten from infections body fluids e.g blood, semen, vaginal secretions contaminated by infected persons and sex with infected person.
Hepatitis C is caused by hepatitis C virus and is gotten through direct contact with infected persons body fluids, injection drug use and sexual contact with infected persons.
Hepatitis D is caused by hepatitis D virus and is gotten through direct with infected blood and it occurs in conjunction with hepatitis B.
Hepatitis E is caused by hepatitis E virus and can be gotten from water( it’s a waterborne disease) found in areas of poor sanitation and result from ingesting faecal matter that contaminates the water supply.
Symptoms associated with hepatitis include; fatigue, flu like symptoms, dark urine, pale stool , abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, yellow skin and eyes which may b a sign of jaundice. So while u go about your busy schedule today make it a point of duty to share information concerning hepatitis infections and do well to visit any government hospital for a free hepatitis vaccination .


@doubleohspage4 thank you for this post and raising awareness on hepatitis! Let’s continue to advocate for the scale up of screening and diagnosis of this disease.


Thanks for the post! :grin: :+1:t5:

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