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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
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Alfredo Garcia
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