JACKSON, Tenn. — Could is being acknowledged as Hepatitis Consciousness Month.
To take part, the Jackson-Madison County Regional Well being Division, in addition to the Facilities for Illness Management, are selling schooling, vaccinations and testing.
The well being division says hepatitis A, B, and C are all liver infections.
Hepatitis A can have the signs of fatigue, low urge for food, abdomen ache, nausea, and jaundice.
Hepatitis B can result in liver injury and liver most cancers, and could be contracted by means of sexual contact, used needles, and even from a mom to a child at start, based on the well being division.
And Hepatitis C could be unfold by coming into contact with the blood of an contaminated individual, the well being division says, akin to blood transfusions and organ transplants.
Not like Hepatitis A and B, there is no such thing as a vaccine for Hepatitis C, the well being division says. However it may be handled and cured.
“In as we speak’s world of rising and established illnesses that can not be prevented with vaccinations as of but, we’re fortunate to have such a excessive price of safety with the hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines,” Epidemiologist Shanna Shearon mentioned.
The well being division says that it’s recommenced by the CDC for youngsters as younger as one-year-old to get the hepatitis A vaccine.
And for hepatitis C, the CDC recommends anybody born from 1945-1965 be examined, based on the well being division.
“Hepatitis is a critical, however preventable virus if the right preventative steps are taken akin to vaccination, making wholesome life-style decisions, and figuring out your well being standing,” Shearon mentioned.
To schedule an appointment to be vaccinated or to get examined, name (731) 423-3020.