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How do you catch viral hepatitis?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Depends on the type

Types a and e are spread mostly via fecally contaminated food or water. Types b, c and d are transmitted by infected blood or some other body fluids.

In brief: Depends on the type

Types a and e are spread mostly via fecally contaminated food or water. Types b, c and d are transmitted by infected blood or some other body fluids.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Rick Kirschner
General Practice

In brief: Depends on type

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis is caused by a few specific viruses, types a, b, c, d, e, f (not confirmed), and g.
The most common hepatitis viruses are types a, b, and c. A, by oral secretions and stool. B, sexual conduct, blood (tattooing, piercing, transfusions). C, sharing needles, transfusions. D, same as b. Up to 1/3 of cases have unknown source.

In brief: Depends on type

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis is caused by a few specific viruses, types a, b, c, d, e, f (not confirmed), and g.
The most common hepatitis viruses are types a, b, and c. A, by oral secretions and stool. B, sexual conduct, blood (tattooing, piercing, transfusions). C, sharing needles, transfusions. D, same as b. Up to 1/3 of cases have unknown source.
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschner
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