What if I am a hepatitis carrier is it bad? And it has an impact on health outcomes for me to register abroad?
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Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that can be caused by many things. What you mean is probably a hepatitis B carrier. Hepatitis B is caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus. The infection can be acute (short term) or asymptomatic. After infection, hepatitis B can develop into chronic (persistent infection). Hepatitis B carriers are patients with chronic infection who are inactive (do not cause symptoms), but can still transmit hepatitis B to other people.
Hepatitis B can be passed from mother to fetus during pregnancy or through blood and body fluids from other people. Transmission through blood and body fluids can occur during sexual intercourse, sharing needles, receiving blood transfusions, being pricked by needles contaminated with the hepatitis B virus, having wounds exposed to the blood of an infected person and being bitten by an infected person.
About 20% of hepatitis B carriers will eventually clear the virus in the body, but it takes about a few years. Each country has its own policies regarding infectious diseases, the impact of being a hepatitis B carrier depends on which country you register for. You can ask the officer when making a visa. If one of the conditions for a visa is a hepatitis panel examination, it may be difficult for you to enter the country.
Even if you have no symptoms, it doesn't hurt if you keep your liver function checked. You need to be vigilant about having sex or planning a pregnancy because you can pass hepatitis B to your husband and children later. You need to consult a doctor first before doing this.
This is information from me. I hope this helps.