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Going on revelries? Beware of hepatitis E!

Going on revelries? Beware of hepatitis E! Hepatitis E is no longer merely an exotic disease in Asia or Africa. Likewise, you can use this type of jaundice infect at home. Currently, the main cause of the disease eating poorly cooked meat!

Hepatitis E is no longer merely an exotic disease in Asia or Africa. Likewise, you can use this type of jaundice infect at home. Currently, the main cause of the disease eating poorly cooked meat!

Hepatitis E is a viral disease that attacks the liver and causes the inflammation. In the countries of Southeast Asia, Africa and Central America is the main route of transmission in contaminated water. People can infect not only drinking the water, but also the consumption of fruits and vegetables that have been washed in water, or ice cubes that you put into your favorite beverage. In contrast, in the Czech Republic majority of cases of hepatitis E caused by eating poorly cooked meat, especially pork. Therefore, it is also sometimes called hepatitis E hogkilling jaundice.


Hepatitis E lurking in every tenth sausage

Every tenth sausage and other pork products contain virus hepatitis E. It results from the survey, which was conducted in England and Wales. The risk of disease is threatening if the dish of pork is eaten raw or not enough heat processed. Hepatitis E virus is destroyed by heat treatment, which lasts at least twenty minutes and that the temperature of the meat reaches at least 70 degrees. So if your favorite delicacy thoroughly heat treated, reducing the risk of infection to a minimum.


How is hepatitis E occur?

First symptoms usually appear after 4-6 weeks from infection, and may initially be relatively inconspicuous, e.g. may lack the typical yellow coloring of the sclera and skin . Among the common symptoms of jaundice include:
fatigue,
weight loss,
nausea and loss of appetite,
abdominal pain,
yellow discoloration of the eyes, skin and mucous membranes,
dark urine and pale stools,
temperature.

Who is the hepatitis E dangerous?

Hepatitis E can very miserable life. Treatment often begins hospitalized for several weeks. Furthermore, various dietary and regime measures. After a few weeks of infection usually subsides itself. But there are groups of people for whom hepatitis E infection very dangerous. These are patients with impaired immunity and pregnant women. If a woman becomes infected in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, has almost 20% risk of infection to die.

How to avoid infection?

Hepatitis E is still no effective vaccine. The best protection therefore remains compliance with hygiene habits, drinking safe water and thorough cooking of meat products, especially if they are from domestic slaughter and venison.



Source: Viral hepatitida.cz



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