5 Kinds Of Hepatitis In Children And Their Prevention
400 Million. That is the number of people affected by the hepatitis virus globally.
That’s not all. Here’s another fact: 95% of people do not know that they have hepatitis. It gets worse; 80% of the children who get infected by the virus during the first year and 30% – 40% kids who get it before they turn six years develop a chronic condition.
The good news is that some forms of hepatitis can be cured completely and most can be prevented. MomJunction tells you about the causes, symptoms and treatment options for hepatitis in children. Read on till the end to know how you can prevent the little one from getting infected.
What Is Hepatitis?
Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver cells. It might start as a mild infection in kids and last less than six months in 90% cases. In some, it can become a chronic condition. With a weaker immune system compared to the adults, children are vulnerable to the virus. Each year around six million people get infected with the virus. Your kids need not be a part of that statistic.
Keep reading to know how.