The head of the Monitoring and Response Department at the National Center for Disease Control, Ramadan Osman, warned Monday of the risk of the spread of hepatitis A among school students after tracking several cases affected by this disease.

In a press statement, Osman said that the spread of the disease is mainly attributed to the lack of water and soap in the school toilets, which created conditions that allowed the disease to spread rapidly among students, pointing out that the most visible symptoms is the yellowish skin accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea.

He also urged school health officials to organize field visits to educational institutions, underlining that water must be made available at schools, especially that the vaccine for this virus is inaccessible at the recent time in the country.