Saturday, July 27, 2019

Risk of Hepatitis-E and A Increases in Monsoon, Learn How to Rescue

Risk of Hepatitis-E and A Increases in Monsoon, Learn How to Rescue.

Monsoon softens with people having infections like fever, cold and cough. People may also be at risk of serious infections like Hepatitis-E and A during this season. This is a serious liver-related disease. Drinking contaminated water can also lead to hepatitis E and A by consuming contaminated food and infected animal meat.


Symptoms of Hepatitis E and A are not easily visible. No symptoms appear only after 2 to 7 weeks after the virus comes in contact. Symptoms usually appear in later 2 months.
Nausea and vomiting
Excessive fatigue
Abdominal pain
Increased liver
Loss of appetite
Joint pain
Yellowing of skin and eyes

According to research from January 2015 to June 2018, 10 million specimens are the most common cases of hepatitis E virus in the country.

At KGMU, the gastrointestinalist Dr According to Abhijit Chandra, drinking contaminated food and water increases the risk of hepatitis E and A, so avoid eating street food and boiling water.

Care to avoid infection

Pay attention to hygiene at home, outside or at the private level, all when taking care of cleanliness. All these habits can prevent this infection. Clean habits should be encouraged. After defecation, do hand wash before preparing food and eating.

Avoid eating dirty food and vegetables, precautions should be taken when making salads and juices of uncooked fruits or vegetables. Avoid buying food from street vendors and never eat fruits that are already cut or washed in dirty water.

Drink clean water should always drink pure or boiled water. Boiling water kills all the bacteria present in it, removes the dirt. Avoid drinking alcohol. This can aggravate liver problems. Consume plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Fruit juice and soup are other good options.

Open defecation should never defecate in the open as it affects the source of water. If these habits are encouraged, it will also help in preventing diseases that are spread through the Fekal-Oral route. Wash your hands with soap after defecation.