Hepatitis A B is a viral infection that can cause severe liver damage. It is spread through contact with fecal material or vomit, and can be fatal if not treated quickly. Symptoms of hepatitis A B include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (sometimes bloody), jaundice (a yellowing of the skin and eyes due to decreased production of bilirubin), and lightheadedness. In rare cases, it may also lead to hepatic encephalopathy (brain inflammation). The disease usually lasts between two and six weeks but can sometimes last up to several months in those who are severely ill.
1. Hepatitis A B vaccination ?
There is no specific time frame for when the Hepatitis A B vaccination should be administered to people, as it depends on a person’s age and other factors. However, most experts recommend that everyone over six months of age receive a HAB vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all pregnant women who are not immune receive the vaccine during their first trimester. In addition, school-aged children aged 11 or 12 years old who do not have immunity may also benefit from receiving the HAB vaccine.
2. What are the symptoms of hepatitis A B?
What are the symptoms of hepatitis A and B?
Symptoms of hepatitis A include flu-like symptoms, fever, fatigue, malaise, loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal pain. Symptoms of hepatitis B may include jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), dark urine, clay coloured feces and abnormal white blood cell counts. Both viruses can be deadly if not treated immediately. If you suspect that you have contracted either virus, please consult a doctor as soon as possible.
3. When should you get vaccinated against hepatitis A B?
It is important to get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B as soon as possible, especially if you are traveling to countries where these diseases are common. Hepatitis A can cause fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It is also a leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide.
Hepatitis B can cause similar symptoms but can be more serious, including chronic liver infection, cirrhosis (a scarring of the liver), and even death. The vaccine for hepatitis B provides protection against both acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) infections. The best way to protect yourself is by getting vaccinated as soon as possible before traveling overseas or when you are likely to be in high risk areas such as crowded markets or nightclubs.
4. How effective is the vaccine against hepatitis A B?
The vaccine is very effective in preventing hepatitis A B. The benefits of the vaccine greatly outweigh any risks.