Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hepatitis (viral)

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Symptoms
Symptoms show up 1-9 months after contact with the hepatitis B virus.

  • Flu-like feelings that don't go away
  • Jaundice (yellow skin)
  • Dark urine and light colored bowel movements
  • Not everyone who is infected will show symptoms

How is it spread?

  • Vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected individual
  • Sharing needles (for shooting drugs, tattooing, or body piercing)
  • Contact with infected blood

Treatment
Some people recover completely from hepatitis B, but others may suffer permanent liver damage or liver cancer. A mother with hepatitis can give it to her baby during childbirth. A vaccine is now available for hepatitis B.

More information http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/

Where to Get Free Condoms

Chatham Social Health Council Office
401B N. Ivey Ave, Siler City (919) 742-3762

Chatham County Public Health Department
80 East St. Pittsboro, NC (919) 542-8214
1000 S. Tenth Ave. Siler City (919) 742-7496

The Council thanks the many businesses who allow us to stock educational and safety materials in their establishments

Mobile Sound Station
117 N. Second Ave Siler City

Services for Alcohol & Substance Abuse (SASA)
514 E. Third Street Suite A Siler City

Phil's Barber Shop
702 E. 11th St Siler City

Cuts N' Curls
704 E. 11th St. Siler City

Cosmotique Beauty Salon
913 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Siler City

Klassy Kutz
23 Rectory St. Pittsboro

Jackie's Beauty Shop
111 Alston Bridge Rd. Siler City

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