The Center, in collaboration with local health authorities, has been implementing measures to prevent the spread of disease among refugees. These measures include dissemination information on hygiene, disinfection of lavatories, the use of safe and pure drinking water.
In addition, measures have been taken for the early detection of cases, the provision of medical care and proper insulation.
The village of Idomeni became residence for thousands of refugees, as Macedonia, along with its Balkan neighbors, introduced border restrictions for refugees.
Safe and effective vaccines are available to prevent HAV.
All five unique hepatitis viruses, from the A to the E, have a potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly one million people die every year of the hepatitis infections.