Infected Syringe: Be cautious during vaccination, take these precautions with syringe

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Reuse of Syringe: Recently, the incident of giving vaccine to 30 children with a single syringe came to light in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. The discarded needle or syringe is not to be reused. In such a situation, the case of a health official applying the vaccine to so many children with a single syringe is shocking and disturbing. These children were being vaccinated against Covid-19 Vaccination.

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Why should the syringe not be reused?
You must be aware that never reusing syringes or needles, doing so can be dangerous. But few people know about what kind of problems are caused by doing this. Let us tell you that when a vaccine is given to a person with a needle or syringe, then this syringe comes in contact with that person's blood, other body fluids, etc. In such a situation, if that person has a disease, then the virus, bacteria or fungus of that infection also come on the syringe, which is not visible with the eyes, but when the vaccine is given to another person from the same syringe, then that person also gets the infection. may be a victim of.

What diseases are spread by reuse of syringes?
Using the same syringe on more than one person can lead to life-threatening diseases like HIV AIDS, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. The US health agency Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that using the same syringe twice or more than once can spread blood-borne infectious diseases very rapidly.

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How many people get sick from infected syringes?
According to a report of the World Health Organization (WHO), about 11 lakh hepatitis B patients are coming to India every year, out of which about 2.5 lakh people lose their lives. At the same time, about 4 lakh cases of hepatitis-C are reported every year and more than 90 thousand people lose their lives. The report also said that 33 percent of hepatitis B cases, 42 percent of hepatitis C cases and about 3 percent of AIDS cases are due to unsafe injection and syringe use. According to another report, in the year 2010, 1.7 million people were infected with hepatitis B and about 3.1 million people with hepatitis C and about 34 thousand people with HIV virus due to unsafe injections.