Hepatitis B & C

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 Hepatitis B & C

The threat of Hepatitis B & C, is now alarmingly increasing every year.

👉🏿Fortunately enough you can save yourself and your babies / kids by subsequent Vaccination Shots (as per schedule by W.H.O.)!

But unfortunately there is still no Vaccine against Hepatitis C.

👉🏿By adopting strict precautionary measures, you can save yourself and your kids as well.

Most important ones are being mentioned

▪Be careful by not having any “used syringes or needles”.

▪Avoid sexual contact with any person who is already an established case of HBV (Hepatitis B Virus) or HCV (Hepatitis C Virus).

▪Ask your Dentist to use proper disposable kits.

▪Buy your own Scissors, Combs & Razors ; while you go to a barber for a haircut.

▪Keep your own nail clippers, razors, combs or hair brushes and even your toothpastes and soaps.

▪Don’t get your nose or ear piercing through non- sterilized instruments.

Tattooing of the skin ; should be avoided at all costs & esp., with non-sterilized instruments.

▪Avoid unhygienic food stuff.

▪During Blood Transfusion, be cautious enough that the donor’s blood should be thoroughly & properly screened out for Hep. B, C and HIV etc. !

▪Health Care Workers / Paramedics are the most high risk people as they suffer from accidental needle pricks or sticks.

▪Pregnant women infected with HBV (Hepatitis B Virus) can pass the virus to their babies during childbirth.

▪However, the new born can be vaccinated to avoid getting infected in almost all cases.

▪Traveling to regions with high virulence rates of Hepatitis B or C Virus such as Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa & Eastern Europe.

A few misconceptions, which need to be cleared up from the minds of majority of people :-

👉🏿You can not catch Hepatitis C through :

▪Breastfeeding unless the nipples are infected, bleeding or cracked.

▪Casual Contact.

▪Coughing.

▪Sneezing.

▪Hugging.

▪Holding hands.

▪Sharing eating utensils.