Southern Moravia – Three dead and five hundred people were behind the jaundice epidemic that hit southern Moravia last year. Now, experts in dirty hands are warning again. In their opinion, the vacancy rate is decreasing.
VACCINE. You can vaccinate yourself against jaundice. Illustrated photo.Photo: LIST / file
This year, regional health officials have recorded twelve cases of jaundice type A. "It is not an epidemic, everything comes from abroad, but the risk of returning to the epidemic is very high," said Renata Ciupek, the health center manager.
The situation can very quickly exacerbate the low population coverage. "Most people do not have antibodies to improve their standard of living and their hygiene against jaundice," said Petr Husa, head of the infectious disease clinic at the University Hospital in Brno.
In the upcoming Christmas markets, the risk of infection may be higher due to outdoor consumption. Prevention is therefore important. "The main thing is vaccination and strict hygiene," said Husa.
Hepatitis B is also dangerous, portable in unprotected sex. Even people underestimate it. "Over the past five years, infant vaccination has fallen sharply, before it was almost 100%, now it is less than eighty percent," Hou said.
Against hepatitis C, which spreads particularly among drug addicts, vaccination is not yet available.