Prevention of Hepatitis C Disease


We can prevent the transmission of Hepatitis C. The most efficient way of spreading Hepatitis C is through injection of contaminated blood, such as when using injection drugs. Needles and syringes must be sterile before use thereby stop the spread of hepatitis C among injecting drug users.

Although the risk of transmission through sexual intercourse small, you should run a safe sex life. Patients with Hepatitis C who have more than one partner or in connection with the crowd have to protect themselves (eg condoms) to prevent the spread of Hepatitis C.

Never share equipment such as needles, razors, toothbrushes, and nail clippers, which can be a potential spread of viral hepatitis C. When doing a manicure, tattoo and body piercing, make sure the equipment used sterile and place of official business.

People who are exposed to blood in her work, such as health workers, laboratory technicians, dentists, surgeons, nurses, emergency room workers, police, firefighters, paramedics, soldiers or anyone living with an infected person, should be very careful not to exposure to contaminated blood.

Also included using sharp tools and needles properly, washing hands regularly and use gloves in his work. If you have ever experienced needle-stick injuries, you must perform the ELISA or HCV RNA after 4-6 months of the injury to ensure that no infected with hepatitis C.

Have been recover from one
hepatitis disease does not prevent transmission of  the other hepatitis . People suffering from hepatitis C and hepatitis A disease also have high risk of fulminant hepatitis disease, a fatal liver disease and development is very fast.

Thus, health experts strongly recommend people with hepatitis C also did vaccination Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.

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