HEALTH WORKERS MOST EXPOSED TO HEPATITIS

Health workers, drug users who share needles and people engaging in unprotected sex are at high risk of getting hepatitis B and C, medical officers have warned. Speaking to HealthyNation during a free meducal camp held by Kilindini rotary club at Jomo Kenyatta public beach in Mombasa, Mitchelle Naisae a medical officer at St Luke’s Kaloleni hospital, said most people who had hepatitis did not know they were infected until the disease was at an advanced stage. “This is a viral infection affecting the liver. It can be transmitted through body fluid such as blood and semen. It can also be transmitted through body fluid such as blood and semen. It can also be transmitted from mother to child,” she said. The symptoms includr dark urine, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever and joint pains. The signs are at first asymptomatic. When the person first perceives the symptoms, it is too late and the only posibility of cure would be a liver transplant.

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