infectious hepatitis

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vi·ral hep·a·ti·tis type A

a viral disease with a short incubation period (usually 15-50 days), caused by hepatitis A virus, a member of the family Picornaviridae, often transmitted by fecal-oral route; may be inapparent, mild, severe, or occasionally fatal and occurs sporadically or in epidemics, commonly in school-age children and young adults; necrosis of periportal liver cells with lymphocytic and plasma cell infiltration is characteristic, and jaundice is a common symptom.
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infectious hepatitis

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Sergei Petrovich, Russian physician, 1832-1889.
Botkin disease - viral disease caused by poor hygienic conditions and ingestion of contaminated foods or liquids. Synonym(s): hepatitis Ahepatitis epidemicainfectious hepatitis
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Patient discussion about infectious hepatitis

Q. Is there a vaccination against hepatitis? I want to volunteer in a charity organization abroad soon, and I heard that currently there’s and outbreak of hepatitis in the town I intend to go to. Is there anything I can do to prevent me from getting hepatitis? Is there a way to get a vaccination against it?

A. before you would like to go on with any vaccination, you should check out this very long list of links:

at the bottom you will also find links in english. vaccinations in general are very disputable/dubious and it is probably time that we learn about it.

Q. Is hepatitis a sexually transmitted disease? I mean hepatitis B and C mainly…

A. yes, hepatitis B is an STD, while hepatitis C is less likely caused by sexual transmitted disease.
hepatitis C usually transmitted through drugs usage and blood transfusion

Q. can hepatitis be transferred from fathers sperm when concieving a child? My partner has hepatitis C and he has gotten me pregnant will our baby have it too?

A. Here is taken from wikipedia ( :

Sexual transmission of HCV is considered to be rare. Studies show the risk of sexual transmission in heterosexual, monogamous relationships is extremely rare or even null. The CDC does not recommend the use of condoms between long-term monogamous discordant couples (where one partner is positive and the other is negative). However, because of the high prevalence of hepatitis C, this small risk may translate into a non-trivial number of cases transmitted by sexual routes. Vaginal penetrative sex is believed to have a lower risk of transmission than sexual practices that involve higher levels of trauma to anogenital mucosa.

Mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C has been well described, but occurs relatively infrequently. Transmission occurs only among women who are HCV RNA positive at the time of delivery; the risk of transmission in this setting is approximately 6 out of 100. Among women w

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It is important to understand that infectious hepatitis is a preventable disease and public in general, policy makers and implementers need to be educated about the potential routes of spread.
Infectious hepatitis in Delhi (1955-56): A critical study; epidemiology.
The so-called "infectious hepatitis" refers to cases thought to be caused by hepatitis A virus and hepatitis E virus (HEV).
Investigation of an outbreak of infectious hepatitis in a small town in West Bengal during July-October, 1960.
Hepatitis A, also called infectious hepatitis because it can be transmitted directly from one person to another, is most commonly the result of exposure to fecally contaminated food or water.
Detection and characterization of infectious hepatitis E virus from commercial pig livers sold in local grocery stores in the USA.
According to a recent report of PCRWR, the incidences of typhoid fever, bacillary sysentery, infectious hepatitis and other enteric infection in many countries may be transmitted through water.

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