Each year, one or two patients to undergo an emergency liver transplant. Immunocompromised patients are particularly at risk. Indeed, patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy or with a blood disease, or among HIV-positive, HEV can develop into a chronic carrier of the virus. To protect themselves from infection, follow these rules.
– Hygiene is the basis of prevention against the transmission of the hepatitis. Wash your hands with soap always exit the toilet and before preparing meals. Repeat after contact with live animals or animal products;
– Do not drink untreated water, such as that from a well or from rivers or streams. Prefer tap water;
– Cook all meats. All food derived from animals must be cooked at heart. This means that the meat should no longer show any pink zone. Follow carefully the instructions for cooking and consumption on the label of each product;
– If you are ill and immunocompromised particular, do not eat even cooked products are most at risk. These are foods made from raw pork liver (liver sausage fresh or dried, dry liver, liver dumplings and figatelli) and products made from wild boar or deer (offal, meat). The pluck (heart, liver, spleen and lungs of the game) is especially dangerous.
– If part of your business or leisure, such as hunting, you are in contact with animal carcasses or live animals, take strict precautions. Always follow the rules of hygiene and behavior learned during training. These include instructions given by housekeeping, equipment and behavior. And if their symptoms (yellowing of the skin, dark urine and pale stools, loss of appetite, abdominal pain and tenderness, nausea, vomiting and fever), see a doctor.