(Quote) Jerry-74383 said:
'can' is the operative word. Hep-A transmission is primarily via fecal-oral route...
(Quote) Jerry-74383 said:
'can' is the operative word. Hep-A transmission is primarily via fecal-oral routes; transmission via sexual contact is relatively rare. While sexual transmission of Hep-B is more common than Hep-A, it can also be transmitted by contact with contaminated blood. Since the virus can remain active for extended periods (weeks) even in dried blood, this is a significant risk.
That being said, I see no reason for routine vaccination of young children for either. Hep-A is generally not a chronic of life-threatening disease, in fact many infections are sub-acute. Generally young children aren't at risk for contact with blood products (Hep_B), though vaccination may be warranted for those who live with someone infected with Hep-B.
Sorry Jerry Hep A is body fluid to body fluid and sexually transmitted. Hep B is body fluid to body fluid, can be sexually transmitted but is relatively a very fragile virus. It will die with 15 minutes exposure to UV light, Hep C is blood to blood transmission, but not sexually transmitted, only by direct blood contact. Hep D/ Hep E and Hep F are transmitted by saliva and possible all body fluids, all have the possibility to be sexually transmitted.
Hepatitis IS a MAJOR killer and one of the top 5 reasons for Liver failure and transplant. Hep A is very aggressive and hard to kill, as is Hep C 1 in 4 people treated for Hep C fail to take to treatment. (CDC) Hep D/E are also very aggressive and resilient to treatment. The viri have a fast mutation rate and that makes it hard to crack the code to destroy it. Therefore vaccination is our best option to eradicate the disease. Thankfully Hep B is the most common and the easiest to prevent, but no cure exists for any Hepatitis at this time and all who have any of the strains (I understand we are up to Hep H now) face the real likelihood of liver failure and Hepatic Cancer.
My citations for you are me I have Hep C, and was one of the 25% who didnt take well to vaccine or the treatment, currently on the wait list for another Human Trial for vaccine and 30 years Advance Care Nursing including Contagous diseases.
But http://www.govt.nz Health Reports from all of the District Health Boards and the Public Committee on Hepatitis and the government reports on the Economic and Health Cost of Hepatitis in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Economic Development. or
http://www.who.org Public Health reports
http://www.un.org UNESCO Health and Development
UNICEF Health and Children in Developing Countries
and the report of the International Society of Immunology report on The Efficacy of Vaccination, and the International Society of Gastric Barriatic and Hepatic Surgeons Report on Hepatitis and Cancer.
Cant give you the websites because I am not sure if the site uses a French Nomeclature