Hepatitis A is one of the five forms of viral hepatitis that can be transmitted by direct contact (dirty hands) or indirectly by consuming contaminated water or food.
The people most exposed to hepatitis A are those who live in poor hygiene conditions and those in communities such as schools or kindergartens.
Today, 70 cases of children between the ages of 12 and 14 have been registered in Iasi County. The two villages from which the children came, Zmeu and Crucea were declared outbreaks of infection, and uninfected persons were vaccinated.
The affected children were transported to the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Iasi.
In this regard, disinfection measures were taken and the water sources were carefully investigated.
Immunization is recommended for people at risk of exposure to the disease and those in areas with high prevalence, institutionalized children or patients with hepatitis B or C.
Adverse reactions of the vaccine are mild and short-lived, which is contraindicated in cases of acute disease or hypersensitivity of a component of the vaccine.