South Moravia – Three dead and five hundred patients left jaundice epidemic that struck last year and the year before the South Moravia. Now experts from the disease of dirty hands again warn. Vaccination coverage in their region is reduced.
Vaccine. Hepatitis can be vaccinated hygiene. Photo illustration.photo: Blogs / archive
This year health officials noticed a district twelve cases of hepatitis A. "It's an epidemic, it happened abroad. The risk of epidemics is very high return, "said the director of the department of sanitary epidemiological station Renata Ciupek.
The situation could deteriorate rapidly, and low vaccination coverage of the population. "Most people have to improve housing and sanitary conditions have antibodies against hepatitis. It carries a high risk of recurrent outbreaks, "said head of the department of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Brno Petr Husa.
During the upcoming Christmas markets can be related to food intake is greater risk of infection. Thus, prevention is important. "The key corresponds to the vaccination and hygiene," advised Husa.
Hazardous hepatitis B is transmitted through unprotected sex. Even with its underestimate vaccination. "Over the past five years dramatically reduced vaccination rates among children. Previously, it was almost one hundred percent, now it is less than eighty percent, "warned Husa.
Hepatitis C, which extends especially addicts, while vaccination.