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FAQ

Is hepatitis A contracted through food?

Page last updated 14 December 2021

Yes. Being exposed to hepatitis A through food or drink contaminated with faeces (poo) is the most common way to contract the virus. Good personal hygiene in general and when preparing food is a way to decrease the spread of the virus.

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Sources & Citations

4. World Health Organisation. Hepatitis A. Available at: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/hepatitis-a (accessed 16 November 2021).

 

MAT-AU-2102452   Date of preparation December 2021

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