Hepatitis

Hepatitis
Pathogen : Hepatitis B virus.
Mode of Transmission : Mainly through contaminated water.
Incubation Period : Generally 15-160 days.
Symptoms
(i)
Bodyache.
(ii) Loss of appetite and nausea.
(iii) Eyes and skin become yellowish, urine deep yellow in colour (due to bile
pigments).
(iv) Enlarged liver.
Prevention and Cure
(i)
Hepatitis B vaccine is now available in India.
(ii) Proper hygeine is to be observed.
(iii) Avoid taking fat rich substances.

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