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Photographed in 2011, this image depicts Iraqi Field Epidemiology Training Program (IFETP) resident, Dr. Yasir Younis Majeed, as he was in the process of conducting interviews of both hepatitis A cases, and controls during a hepatitis A outbreak in Ninawa, Iraq. In this particular view, while in his office with an associate, Dr. Majeed was speaking with two young school-age girls about hepatitis A signs, symptoms, and the do’s and don’ts one must practice, in order to avoid contracting this viral infection.
Additional Information:
”Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A is highly contagious. It is usually transmitted by the fecal-oral route, either through person-to-person contact or consumption of contaminated food or water. Hepatitis A is a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection. More than 80% of adults with hepatitis A have symptoms, but the majority of children do not have symptoms, or have an unrecognized infection. Antibodies produced in response to Hepatitis A last for life, and protect against reinfection. The best way to prevent hepatitis A is by getting vaccinated.”

For more on hepatitis A, or the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), see the links below.

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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:2011
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Links:CDC – Global Health; Global Health Protection & Security; Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)
CDC – National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention; Division of Viral Hepatitis; Viral Hepatitis - Hepatitis A Information
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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