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Is food poisoning the leading cause of hepatitis a?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Hepatits A
Hepatitis a is an infection caused by hep a virus thta is trnasmited through unsafe handwashing of an infected person.
It is transmitted by the feco-oral route. Food poisoning can be caused by viruses and bacteria and can be from their toxins or the bacteria itself. Hep a can cause vomitng and fever just like any food poisoning but as htey say all that glitters is not gold.

In brief: Hepatits A
Hepatitis a is an infection caused by hep a virus thta is trnasmited through unsafe handwashing of an infected person.
It is transmitted by the feco-oral route. Food poisoning can be caused by viruses and bacteria and can be from their toxins or the bacteria itself. Hep a can cause vomitng and fever just like any food poisoning but as htey say all that glitters is not gold.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Unrelated
Hepatitis a transmitted through fecal continuation of food and water. Food poisoning per se does not cause hepatitis a.

In brief: Unrelated
Hepatitis a transmitted through fecal continuation of food and water. Food poisoning per se does not cause hepatitis a.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Hepatitis a is transmitted fecal-oral.
So, it's usually spread by unsanitary handling of food.

In brief: Yes
Hepatitis a is transmitted fecal-oral.
So, it's usually spread by unsanitary handling of food.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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