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Hepatitis A
Nov 27, 2000

a friend has Hepatitis A. we have not been in contact with her or any one that has been around her. but today we are supposed to go to a party in which her friends and family members that have been in contact with her will be there. she will not be there. is it safe to go, or can we still contact the virus by being exposed to people that have been around her.

Response from Dr. Dieterich

If her family members are incubating hepatitis A then you could conceivably contract it from them. However they would have to have the disease and it is transmitted fecally-orally so they would have to practice little or no bathroom hygiene. Good luck DTD



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