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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Fecal/oral: Oral intake of contaminated food or water, often bad shellfish, or bad hygiene.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
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38 years experience General Surgery
Different modes: Hepatitis A is transmitted through the fecal-oral route, namely an infected person sheds Hepatitis A virus in their stool and this is ingested through ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visala Nanduri
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Two weeks: Hep.A can make you very sick, but 99/ recover completely and become permanently immune to it. Recovery may take up to 2 to 3 weeks.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You have an army now: Hepatitis A is a highly contagious virus that attacks the liver. You get it from contaminated food or water. Once you get it, the body makes antibodi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Hep B is generally: recommended. It can even be sexually transmitted. Hep A is very contagious, but not very common. If you are traveling overseas, probably recommended ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Frequent handwashing with soap and water—particularly after using the bathroom, changing a diaper, or before preparing or eating food is what will pre ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Absolutely...: Hepatitis a vaccine, combined with hepatitis b vaccine, is easily administered, readily available, and highly recommended if you haven't already deve ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Hep A and B vaccines: Most children of this current generation have had hep a and b vaccinations in the first 2 years of life. Older children or adults who have not receive ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
Uncertain: The total hep A AB measures both the IgM that is elevated around the time of infection, and the IgG that is elevated for the rest of your life startin ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
25 years experience Pain Management
Hep.A: You can potentially get hepatitis A from unwashed food, but not HepB. That is transferred by direct contact with body fluids including blood.

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