While Hepatitis A and B are different viruses, both can cause liver inflammation and if left untreated can lead to serious health complications or even death. This is why it is so important for those travelling to at risk areas to stay up to date with their vaccinations.
How is it transmitted?
The Hepatitis B virus is spread through contamination with infected bodily fluids whereas the Hepatitis A virus can be transmitted through poor hygiene (such as eating food prepared by someone who has the infection who hasn't washed their hands properly) or by eating and drinking foods from water that is contaminated.
Why get vaccinated now?
Following a global shortage of the vaccinations for both Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B, dating back to October 2017, we have now received stock of both vaccinations and can provide daily appointments for travel consultations & vaccinations.
Prevention is the best defence.
Both Hepatitis A and B are prevalent all around the world particularly in areas where sanitation is poor and therefore vaccination is the best way to prevent infection.
At Survivex we can arrange for a consultation with our travel health specialist prior to any international travel. Recommendations will then be provided as to which vaccinations and medications would be required for your journey.
If you would like any further information on this or to arrange an appointment please get in touch with our bookings team today.