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can hepatitis a or b transmitted from one person to another through food?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Hepatitis A and B: Hepatitis a and b virus infections show the same symptoms and similar liver damage. Hep a infection is a more acute illness with shorter duration while infection from the b tends to be more chronic lasting months and years. In addition, hep b infection carries a risk of cancer complications. Hep a is contracted from eating contaminated foods; hep b from sex and blood transfusions.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Risk of transmission: This way is quite small.

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