Why pregnant women should be screened for Hepatitis B ?

Screening for Hepatitis B is usually done at the first prenatal visit for 95% women but these women are not identified and followed –up sufficiently. Once a pregnant woman tests positive for Hepatitis B, she should be carefully monitored and given timely intervention during delivery to prevent Continue reading “Why pregnant women should be screened for Hepatitis B ?”

Viral infections of the liver

Hepatitis relates to inflammation of the liver. A total of 315 outbreaks of viral hepatitis have been reported from 2010 to 2013 and 99 outbreaks in 2013 alone by Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Liver, being the main organ involved in metabolizing nutrients, needs rest during hepatitis for the cells Continue reading “Viral infections of the liver”

Things you should know about Hepatitis B

health implications of hepatitis b

What is Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a disease affecting liver which is caused by the hepatitis B virus. The consequent infection can be acute as well as chronic.

What are the symptoms of hepatitis B?

Unfortunately, many people don’t know that they have Hepatitis B, because they don’t show symptoms of it. If you show symptoms, they are often like flu. Some of the symptoms include: Continue reading “Things you should know about Hepatitis B”