So you can get the hepatitis vaccine in Mexico

So you can get the hepatitis vaccine in Mexico
  • The first cases of acute childhood hepatitis have been reported from Nuevo León, where the Secretary of Health has reported that four have been registered.
  • In Mexico, vaccination is mainly against hepatitis B. In the vaccination schedule, three doses are applied against the disease.
  • The inoculation can be done at any age, in fact it is recommended that if you have been in contact with a person or object with hepatitis, a new dose is added despite having the complete schedule.

The first cases of acute childhood hepatitis have been reported from Nuevo León, where the Secretary of Health has reported that four cases of patients have been registered in both public and private hospitals.

THE FOUR CASES ARE UNDER OBSERVATION AND ALL OF THEM ARE STABLE, ACCORDING TO A PRESS CONFERENCE.

The announcement comes just a week after the Federal Ministry of Health issued an epidemiological notice to call hospitals and laboratories to be vigilant in the presence of possible cases. There are already more than 300 documented cases of the disease, most of which were found in the United Kingdom. At the moment, no one knows what is causing the symptoms of hepatitis, which tend to worsen quickly.

the outbreak of acute childhood hepatitis They have been declared a priority by the World Health Organization. There are several hypotheses behind the cases, but the most supported so far is that the pictures are being caused by the adenovirus F41 previously linked to gastroenteritis in girls and boys.

What are the symptoms of acute childhood hepatitis?

It is an event of interest that is under investigation by the WHO.

So far, laboratory tests rule out cases of known viral hepatitis. In many cases, adenovirus infection was found in children and the link between these two is investigated as one of the hypotheses about the underlying causes.

Adenovirus is a common virus that can cause respiratory symptoms or vomiting and diarrhea. In general, the infection is of limited duration and does not progress to worrisome conditions, although rare cases of serious adenovirus infections causing hepatitis have been reported in immunocompromised patients or transplant recipients. However, these children do not fit this description, as they were previously healthy!

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Hepatitis vaccine in Mexico: Which do they apply and what type is it for?

Given the spread of childhood hepatitis in countries such as Israel, the United Kingdom, Argentina, the United States, Japan and now Mexico, the question about the effectiveness of current vaccines against the disease has been put on the table, in order to prevent infections in minors.

It is necessary to mention that hepatitis has five variants (A, B, C, D and E)and the new type of the disease is not related to any of the previous ones.

In Mexico it is mainly vaccinated against hepatitis B. In the vaccination scheme, three doses are applied against the disease: in the week of birth, two months and half a year after being born. Only in the case of children in risk groups, a dose is applied at four months of birth.

The inoculation can be done at any age, in fact it is recommended that if you have been in contact with a person or object with hepatitis a new dose is added despite having the complete schedule according to the Ministry of Health.

The hepatitis B vaccine is also effective against hepatitis D.. Being part of the vaccination scheme, this biological can be applied in health centers.

The country also applies the hepatitis A vaccine, although to a lesser extent. Health personnel are usually vaccinated against this variant of the disease due to their work that involves contact with infected people.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the hepatitis B vaccine offers a 95 percent effectiveness against infectionswhile that of variant A covers almost 100 percent of risks.

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