Hepatitis A in pregnancy

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What is hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV).
It is present all over the world, but it is more frequent in those countries where the hygienic-environmental conditions are poor. It is a disease that is transmitted by the ingestion of water and food contaminated by the feces of sick subjects (so-called fecal-oral route). The main food source of contagion is represented by inadequately cooked shellfish and seafood. (Read also: pregnancy, all the exams to take for free)

What does it entail if contracted during pregnancy?

Hepatitis A in pregnant women usually has a benign course and poses no risk to the fetus. However, adopting correct food hygiene rules allows you to protect a good state of health of the pregnant woman.

How can a woman become infected and what precautions can she take to avoid it?


Pregnancy: foods allowed and prohibited in the nine months

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During pregnancy, the expectant mother should take the opportunity to change her lifestyle and diet. What are the prohibited foods in the nine months? Raw milk, eggs, meat and fish. Fruit and ...

Viral hepatitis A can be prevented by adopting correct eating habits, also valid for preventing other diseases with fecal-oral transmission (eg salmonellosis), which take into account careful hygiene measures such as: do not consume raw seafood; wash the vegetables thoroughly before consuming them; wash and peel fruit; keep freshly cooked food in the refrigerator if it is not consumed immediately; do not drink well water; scrupulously take care of personal hygiene, especially of the hands; be scrupulously clean when handling food and drinks; however, protect food from insects.


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