Most people living with hepatitis are unaware of their infection. What’s more, chronic viral hepatitis is the most common risk factor for liver cancer. By increasing awareness, many deaths can be prevented.
What can you do to help?
1. Identify At-Risk Patients
Although hepatitis is more common in some parts of the world than others, everyone is susceptible to it, from infants to the elderly across all races and backgrounds. The symptoms of viral hepatitis include jaundice, loss of appetite, dark urine, abdominal pain, joint pain, fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Because not everyone shows symptoms, identifying who is at risk and encouraging screening is critical in reducing risk.
Hepatitis A is typically transmitted through the ingestion of contaminated water and food or contact with someone carrying the infection. Hepatitis A is most likely to be found in people who…
*Have not been vaccinated or previously infected
*Are very young (most infections occur during early childhood)
*Live in areas with poor sanitation and/or a lack of safe drinking water
*Live with infected persons
*Use drugs recreationally
*Have a sexual partner who has hepatitis A
Hepatitis B and C are transmitted primarily through the use of contaminated needles, unsafe sex with infected partners, and during childbirth if the mother is infected. Hepatitis B is most likely to be found in people who…
*Are sexually active but are not in monogamous, long-term relationships
*Have a close family member or mother with hepatitis B
*Live with someone who has hepatitis B
*Are men who have sex with men
*Work in healthcare and may be exposed to blood
*Inject illicit drugs
*Have chronic kidney or liver disease
*Originate from or travel to parts of the world where hepatitis B is more common, such as the Pacific Islands, Asia, and Africa
*Have tattoos and/or piercings that may have been infected
Hepatitis Cis most likely to be found in people who…
*Had a blood transfusion or organ donation prior to June 1992 (the time when sensitive tests for hepatitis C virus [HCV] were introduced)
*Work in healthcare and might experience needle-stick accidents
*Inject or used to inject illicit drugs
*Were born to mothers with HCV
2. Encourage Vaccinations
Safe and effective vaccines exist for hepatitis
3. Provide Educational Resources
Hepatitis has been dubbed a “silent epidemic” because millions of people are living with it unknowingly.
4. Get Involved
Although World Hepatitis Day takes place just once a year, you can get involved year-round and help spread awareness through various means such as posters and social media graphics, which you can use to spread the message.
While World Hepatitis Day is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness, it’s important to actively promote screenings and vaccinations year-round. Take these concrete steps and you can help spread awareness in your practice, your community, and beyond.
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