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What are some ways hepatitis is spread?

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Food or drinks you buy at the supermarket can sometimes cause the disease, too. The ones most likely to get contaminated are:

You could catch or spread it if you're taking care of a baby and you don't wash your hands after changing his diaper. This can happen, for example, at a day care center.

Another way you can get hepatitis A is when you have sex with someone who has it.

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Shellfish
  • Ice and water

From: Is Hepatitis Contagious? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "HepC123."

CDC: "Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public," "Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public," "Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public," "Hepatitis D Information for the Public," "Hepatitis E Information for the Public."

KidsHealth, The Nemours Foundation: "Infections: Hepatitis."

World Health Organization: "Hepatitis B."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 27, 2019

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "HepC123."

CDC: "Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public," "Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public," "Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public," "Hepatitis D Information for the Public," "Hepatitis E Information for the Public."

KidsHealth, The Nemours Foundation: "Infections: Hepatitis."

World Health Organization: "Hepatitis B."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 27, 2019

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