South Moravia – Three dead and five hundred people have been left behind by the jaundice epidemic that hit last year last year in South Moravia. Now experts in dirty hands warn again. In their view, the vacancy rate is decreasing.
VACCINE. You can vaccinate against jaundice. Illustrative image.Photo: LIST / archive
This year, regional health officials recorded twelve cases of type A jaundice. "It's not an epidemic, they all came from abroad. However, the risk of returning the epidemic is very high," said the director of the antiepidemic department of Renata Ciupek's sanitary installation.
The situation can very quickly worsen the low population coverage. "Most people do not have antibodies to improve their standards of life and hygiene against jaundice. This involves a high risk of recurrent epidemics," said Petr Husa, head of the Infectious Diseases Clinic at the University Hospital in Brno.
In future Christmas markets, the risk of infection may be higher due to outdoor consumption. Prevention is therefore important. "The main thing is strict vaccination and hygiene," Husa said.
Hepatitis B is also dangerous, portable in unprotected sex. Even people underestimate it. "In the last five years, the vaccination of children has fallen sharply. Previously, it was almost 100%, now it is less than eighty percent," Hus warned.
Against hepatitis C, which is spreading especially among drug addicts, vaccination is not yet available.
Author: Růžena Machálková, Martina Moresová