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how does hepatitis a spread?

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Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience Family Medicine
Fecal-orally: Hepatitis a is spread fecal-orally. Therefore, it can be spread from poor sanitation where human fecal matter can contaminate the water supply used by a particular community, restaurant or school.
Answered on Aug 20, 2018
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Droplets and food : Hepatitis a is the type of hep that is mostly contracted by eating tainted foods or close contact with i'll person who is coughing, sneezing or some form of aerosol spread. It is the least serious of the various forms of hepatitis. There is vaccine availble, whch I use mostly in people who travel aa lot, particularly endemic areas.
Answered on Jul 20, 2018
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Depends on the virus: Hepatitis a is from fecal-oral hepatitis b is any body fluid and is whenever the virus is active. Hepatitis c is by blood and can happen as long as t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
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No: Only thro intimate contact or thro blood stream.
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
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Fecal-oral route: Hepatitis a is transmitted through contaminated foods.

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