Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — Did you know that the majority of cervical cancer sufferers show no signs or symptoms?
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority, in a tweet through its official Twitter account, said that receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine and regular check-ups can help prevent infection with the disease.
What is human papillomavirus infection?
This infection is caused by a group of viruses common throughout the world and affects the reproductive system.
The infection is often spread through skin-to-skin contact, and most infected people do not experience any signs or symptoms. However, some strains of this virus can cause many diseases, such as genital warts or cervical cancer.
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority has indicated that human papillomavirus is the main cause of cervical cancer.
604,000 women worldwide are affected by cervical cancer. About 342,000 women died from the disease in 2020.
How to protect yourself from human papilloma virus?
- Getting the HPV vaccine between ages 11 and 45
- Cervical examination by cervical cytology test
The Saudi Ministry of Health, on its official website, states that the common side effects of the human papillomavirus vaccine are minor and include:
- Pain, swelling and redness at the injection site
In turn, he confirmed that human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines offer good long-term efficacy and safety.
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