Russians warned about the outbreak of hepatitis A in Europe

Russians warned about the outbreak of hepatitis A in Europe

MOSCOW, may 16 — RIA Novosti. The CPS asks Russians for trips to take account of the spread of hepatitis a in Europe, said in a statement on the Agency’s website.

“From June 2016 28 April 2017 674 registered cases of hepatitis a, of which 631 cases among men. It is reported that in the epidemic process mainly involved men who have sex with men. The cases have been registered in 13 countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK. The highest number of cases registered in Spain, UK and Italy”, — reports the Agency with reference to data of the European centre for control and prevention of diseases (ECDC).

It is noted that the European experts are trying to localize and eliminate the source of the disease, including the vaccinated at risk, conduct laboratory research, sanitary-educational work.

“The CPS drew attention of Russian citizens and asked to consider this situation when planning trips”, — reports the Agency.

Hepatitis a is a liver disease of viral origin, which can occur in mild or severe form. The incubation period ranges from 7 to 50 days, usually accounting for 35 days refers to the Federal Agency for tourism on data from the world health organization.

The hepatitis a virus (HAV) is transmitted through eating contaminated food and water or through direct contact with an infected person. Symptoms of infection may include fever, malaise, loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, unpleasant sensations in the abdomen, dark urine and jaundice.