What countries are affected by hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is generally not common in developed countries like Australia, with quality sanitation and water purification processes. However, even Australia can experience outbreaks. Most cases reported in Australia have been acquired overseas or contracted from someone who has travelled overseas – usually from developing countries without effective sanitation and good personal hygiene practices.
India is home to over 1.3 billion people, which makes it the second most populated country in the world, after China. It is approximately one-third of the size of the United States and has four tim
It might surprise you to find out that Indonesia is actually made up of more than 17,000 islands, of which 8,000 are inhabited with over 300 languages spoken across them all.
Sources & Citations
- World Health Organisation WHO vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring system. 2017 global summary. Available at http://apps.who.int/immunization_monitoring/globalsummary/schedules (accessed 4 April 2018).
- Victorian Government, Better Health Channel, Hepatitis A. Available at https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/hepatitis-a (accessed 4 April 2018).
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