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Hepatitis A: how it spreads, what are the symptoms of the virus that affects Chilean raspberries

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This week, US food regulators recalled more than 1,000 boxes of Chilean raspberries for possible hepatitis A contamination.

of Food and Drug Administration (FDA is an acronym in English), withdrew more than 1000 boxes of Chilean raspberries this week sold in the USA .

The reason behind this decision is that the fruit – perhaps – exposed to the hepatitis A virus For this reason, the administration called on those who purchased the product to either discard it without consuming it or return it to the retailer for a refund.

Hepatitis A is A viral infection that causes inflammation and damage to the liver ,I will explain National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases. In general, acute and short-lived infections as the photo lasts for several weeks, and when a person recovers, he achieves immunity for life.

How is it contagious?

Hepatitis A virus is “Feco Oral” that is, by ingesting an object contaminated with the faeces of an infected person, New York State Department of Health.

For this reason, the virus Consumption of products handled by infected persons and not following good personal hygiene guidelines add the health entity.

according to U.S. National Library of Medicine of drinking contaminated water or food that has been rinsed with contaminated water They can spread disease.

Those who have had physical contact with an infected person Having sex with another person, taking care of someone who is sick, or using illegal drugs they can also be infected with viruses.

What are the symptoms of hepatitis A?

according to American Encyclopedia of MedicineHepatitis A can be asymptomatic In general, adults are more likely to show discomfort than children.

Symptoms that infected people may exhibit are:

– dark yellow urine
– diarrhea
– Fatigue or exhaustion
– heat
– gray or clay-colored stools
– joint pain
– loss of appetite
– Nausea and vomiting
– stomach ache
– yellow eyes and skin known as jaundice

these symptoms Symptoms may appear 2 to 7 weeks after infection. Can be maintained for less than 2 months or extended for up to 6 months.

of process For hepatitis A consists of rRest until symptoms are completely gone as Prevention There is a vaccine against the viruswhich Vaccinated from 2 years old from 2018 in Chile.

Source: Biobiochile

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