Hepatitis A: situation not critical

The Czech Republic’s chief hygiene officer Michael Vít told reporters on Monday that the situation regarding hepatitis A in the country was not critical, despite the growing number of cases. More than 600 people have been infected with hepatitis A since the beginning of the year. Local epidemics of the disease occurred in Prague and central Bohemia during the summer, with more than 340 cases in the capital alone. Mr Vít said no preventive measures were needed although the authorities expect that infection rates will culminate by late November.

Author: Jan Richter