Prevention Of Transmission Of Hepatitis A?
Hello, my mother was diagnosed positive for hepatitis A, is it contagious? Then what about the family that lives at home with mom. And how to prevent it. Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Hepatitis A is inflammation of the liver parenchyma caused by hepatitis A virus infection. This disease will make sufferers experience nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, weakness, lack of appetite, yellowing eyes and skin, pale stools, concentrated urine such as tea water, fever, excessive sweating, and his stomach was enlarged due to a swollen heart. With good endurance, coupled with proper treatment from a doctor, this disease can generally be cured in 1-4 weeks without endless dangerous complications.
The virus that causes Hepatitis A can be transmitted through the fecal-oral route. So, you can get this disease if you consume food or drink that is contaminated with other patients' feces. Ways to prevent transmission of this disease can be done by:
Treating hepatitis A sufferers until healed
Always wash your hands with antiseptic soap before and after meals, after toilet use, and after contact with feces
Make sure you only consume foods and drinks that are processed with clean and perfectly cooked
Cover cooked food, do not let fly flies
Fix the toilet at home, make sure it is always closed, also make sure the drain and drain tank are placed in the right position and controlled periodically
Increase endurance by living a healthy lifestyle
That's all our explanation. You can get more information by consulting directly with a doctor or internist.
I hope this helps.