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Truck traveling conducts examination for hepatitis in Sao Jose do Rio Preto

City starts campaign to encourage the prevention and diagnosis of viral hepatitis on Saturday

 
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For a month, a truck will go traveling across the city of Sao Jose do Rio Preto, in São Paulo, offering the test for hepatitis population. Next Saturday (28), the Health Department of the municipality begins the campaign to encourage the prevention and diagnosis of viral hepatitis. The action is alluding to the World Day to Combat Viral Hepatitis, remembered annually on 28 July.

The idea is to make the largest possible number of scans and the rate of increase in the city diagnosis with the use of the vehicle. Today, at least 6,500 people may have the disease and not know, says the head of the department of specialized care of the Department of Health, Diene Trajan.

The test results, according to the nurse, get ready between 15 and 20 days and must be taken directly from the Counseling and Testing Center (ATC), located on the street Ipiranga, 291 in the Village Esplanade.

In addition to the shifting unit, the test for the diagnosis of hepatitis may also be performed in either 25 units of health of the city.

Also part of the campaign meeting with manicures, which will be held on August 6. The goal is to guide the beauty professionals on how to avoid infection and possible transmission of the disease.

<b> Numbers </ b>

In Black River, since 2000, were reported in health services in the city 10,084 cases of hepatitis B and C, of ​​this total, 7,687 cases are residents of the city. Of these 845 are carriers of hepatitis B and 2682 are carriers of hepatitis C. The other people are reported with a history of past infection, Diene said the nurse.

Among the main forms of prevention against disease is the use of condoms during sexual intercourse, not sharing syringes and needles by drug users and the use of manicure equipment (pliers, toothpick, spatula, and other paraphernalia) previously sterilized without this care they should not be shared with third parties.

Viral hepatitis can take to show symptoms and if not treated early, can cause liver disease such as cirrhosis and liver cancer, so the importance of early diagnosis, the nurse says.

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