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Modes of transmission 

 

 

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Fecal oral route.

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Contaminated food.

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Contaminated water.

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Hand contamination.

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Parental transmission possible

 

 

How hepatitis A spreads ?

 

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The hepatitis A virus is transmitted in feces.

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Outbreaks of hepatitis A occur mainly from contaminated water and food.

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In some developing countries, hepatitis A is widespread because of poor sanitation.

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However, in the United States most infections result from eating raw shellfish or from oral contact with food or other matter contaminated with feces from an infected person.

 

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