Hepatitis B Vaccination Day
Metropolitan International University in Conjunction with Novik hospital Kampala brings Hepatitis B vaccination
What is hepatitis?
Hepatitis B is contagious liver disease caused by hepatitis B virus. When a person is first infected with the virus, he or she can develop an “acute” (short-term) infection. Acute hepatitis B refers to the first 6 month after is infected with the hepatitis B virus. This infection can range from a very mild illness with few or no symptoms to a serious condition requiring hospitalization. Some are able to fight the infection and clear the virus.
For others, the infection remains and is “chronic” or lifelong. Chronic hepatitis B refers to the infection when it remains active instead of getting better after 6 month. Over time, the infection can cause serious health problems, and even liver cancer.
Hepatitis B can be very serious. Most people with recent hepatitis B may feel sick for a few weeks to several months. In some people, the infection goes away on its own (i.e., resolves without treatment). For other people, the virus infection remains active in their bodies for the rest of their life.
Although people with lifelong hepatitis B usually don’t have symptoms, the virus causes liver damage over time and it could lead to liver cancer. For these people, there is no cure, but treatment can help prevent serious problems.
How does hepatitis B spread?
The virus can live on object for 7 days or more. Even if you don’t see any blood there could be virus on an object.
Where can I learn more about the hepatitis B vaccine and my child?
To learn more about the hepatitis B vaccine, talk to our specialist or call 0779205429/ 070777782 or visit Norvik hospital ltd.