The CPS reported an epidemic of hepatitis A in Europe among homosexuals

The CPS reported an epidemic of hepatitis A in 13 European countries. As noted on the Agency’s website, the highest number of cases of the disease observed among men with different sexual orientation.

The Federal service said that from February 2016 were more than 330 cases of hepatitis A. Cases doctors were recorded in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK. It is noted that the European experts carry out the necessary works on localization and elimination of foci, including vaccination of risk groups and carrying out sanitary-educational work.

The CPS has asked the Russians to consider the situation when planning trips.

Hepatitis a is an acute infectious disease of the liver, caused by the relevant virus which is transmitted through contaminated food and water. He has no chronic stage and it does not cause permanent liver damage. Once the infection enters the body, the immune system starts to produce the necessary antibodies. When you get sick with hepatitis A once, the person is no longer infected them.

To prevent infection, should be vaccinated. Vaccine against hepatitis A is effective for the prevention worldwide.