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Health units in Porto Velho perform prevention campaign for Hepatitis

Work to raise awareness and alert the population will occur in the next 28 days in all posts of Health capital

 
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Training course for rapid tests for Hepatitis B and C for easements network of Health of Porto Velho
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Training course for rapid tests for Hepatitis B and C for easements network of Health of Porto Velho

The Municipal Secretary of Health (Semusa) Porto Velho (RO) will mobilize on Oct. 28, all health units in the capital campaign on the risks of hepatitis.

According to the nurse responsible for the initiative, Grace Reis, the types of hepatitis A, B and C are caused by three different viruses. Although each type of hepatitis can cause similar symptoms, they have different ways of transmission and can affect the liver in different ways. People with hepatitis A generally improve without treatment. Have the types of hepatitis B and C may begin as acute infection, but in some people the virus remains in the body, resulting in chronic and long-term problems in the liver. A vaccine for the types of hepatitis A and B, but not for hepatitis C. If a person had a type of viral hepatitis in the past, it is still possible to catch other types explained.

According to the nurse, hepatitis C is transmitted through contaminated blood when sharing syringes, objects of personal hygiene and medical devices and dental poorly sterilized. Since the chance of sexual transmission to the baby or the pregnancy is small.

In hepatitis A, the agent of infection is found in the stool, through consumption of contaminated food and water.

Hepatitis B is transmitted through blood, semen or vaginal fluids (including menstrual blood). Thus, the means of transmission may be blood transfusions, contaminated needles, surgical and dental instruments, or sexual intercourse after childbirth. Testing for Hepatitis can be done in any clinic in Porto Velho.

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