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How does food and water become contaminated with hepatitis a?

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Dr. Mike Moore
Dr. Mike Mooreanswered
Family Medicine 8 years experience
With feces...: It's a gross answer...But hepatitis a is transmitted through the fecal-oral route, that is by contamination of food and water by feces.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Poor sanitation: Hepatitis a is transmitted , due to not washing the hands aftenruse of toilet, unsanitary food handling, bad sewage disposal and contamination to agricultural produce
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Fecal contamination: If there is fecal contamination of the water and/or soil, it can transmit hepatitis a to unsuspecting people.

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