How can you protect yourself from infection with hepatitis?

The Ministry of Health and Community Protection has identified measures to be taken to prevent hepatitis C disease, stressing that following a preventive lifestyle protects members of the community from many infectious diseases.

The ministry explained that there are 4 basic measures to prevent hepatitis, which are “avoid direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids of the infected person, and do not share personal tools with anyone, such as:” razors, toothbrushes and other personal tools. Use new, sterile needles and take the vaccine to prevent hepatitis.

For its part, the Dubai Health Authority explained that hepatitis is a group of infections that affect the liver due to a number of infectious and non-infectious factors, and it includes 5 main strains of the hepatitis C virus “ABCDE”.

Regarding the age groups most at risk of contracting the disease, the authority explained that these categories include: “newborns of infected mothers, people living in areas where the disease is common, international travelers, health professionals and patients on dialysis. .”

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