Hepatitis cases on the rise

The number of hepatitis A cases in the Czech Republic is reported to be on the rise and the health authorities are recommending vaccination for vulnerable groups of the population. Doctors registered 49 cases of hepatitis A in March of this year, the second highest number in any single month in the past decade and more than a hundred percent increase compared to last March. Last year 348 people contracted the disease which is a 25 percent increase on 2012. There is an increased risk of contracting the virus in crowded public spaces such as public transport, shopping malls, post offices, or the cinema.