Hepatitis can be contracted through water, poorly washed vegetables and fruits, and simply dirty hands.
We open a round table on Hepatitis. Ask your questions to our experts
Summer is considered the most dangerous season for hepatitis: through contaminated water, poorly washed vegetables and fruits, and simply dirty hands (GA is known as "dirty hand disease").
This year, doctors state alarming statistics.
Only in Moscow since the beginning of 2010 was an outbreak of hepatitis A.
Early January - 148 cases of hepatitis A (13 in children under 17)
January-March 2010 - more than 800 cases.
According to P. Van Damme (an epidemiologist at the University of Antwerp in Belgium, the world's leading specialist on the problem of hepatitis A), in recent years "we have witnessed a new fight with an old disease."
Hepatitis is “growing up”: in recent years, from children aged 3-6 and 7-10 years to the adult population (primarily aged 15-19 and 20-29 years). And adults suffer the disease more often in more severe forms, with a higher incidence of complications.
Speakers will answer your questions:
SHAHGILDYAN IOSIF VASILIEVICH - Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Scientific Research Institute of Virology named after. DI. Ivanovsky RAMS.
MUKOMOLOV SERGEY LEONIDOVICH - Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Viral Hepatitis of the Institute. Pasteur, Professor, Department of Tropical Medicine, St. Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I.I. Mechnikov.
EROVICHENKOV ALEKSANDR ANATOLYEVICH - Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, I.M. Sechenov, specialist in the fields of clinic of infectious diseases, tropical infectious diseases.
So, you can ask any question about hepatitis:
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Hepatitis A virus is widespread and is considered one of the most resistant viruses to external factors. The source of viral hepatitis A is a sick person. The main route of transmission is infection through water, dirty hands, food. Much less often - sexual contact with oral-anal contact and blood transfusion. The patient's main complaints are yellowness of the skin, eyeballs, dark urine and pain in the liver. HA can occur both in a mild form (without complaints and the absence of jaundice) and in a severe form, against the background of chronic liver diseases, which does not exclude a fatal outcome.