why would I be immune to HAV
Aug 12, 2006
I was told that IO am inmmune to Hepatits A... how can this happen?
Response from Dr. McGovern
You may have been vaccinated in the past - or more likely - you were exposed to hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in your childhood. Many children with hepatitis A don't know they have the infection. It just shows up in your blood later on in life.
There is nothing to worry about though - hepatitis A does not cause chronic liver disease.
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