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Food Borne Hepatitis

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Hepatitis: Overview

...You can infect other people, and your disease can become active again. Hepatitis A and E are both acute diseases. They are spread by contact with fecal matter, either directly or from water that has sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual...
Ask the Experts

Hepatitis A

My friend had sex with infected person with hepatitis A and they live together. Is it possible for him tobe infected also and may I ask you is it possible to transfer the disease through sexual intercourse and by kissing and using the same utensils...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis A can be transmitted through ingestion of contaminated food or water - particularly during foreign travel. However, it can also be transmitted through fecal-oral exposure during sex...This Read more »

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Is thiere a hepatitis E?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Yes this is a food and water borne illness. Much like hepatitis A it does not cause chronic disease. Read more »
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Hepatitis A is food borne or is spread by fecal oral means and never becomes chronic. Hepatitis B is spread by sex and then blood. Hepatitis C is Read more »

Can you get Hepititus from a beverage?

Recently I bought a 2L carton of original flavour soy drink from the grocery store. When I went to drink it, I couldn't recall if I had already broken the plastic seal on the carton. I remember another incident when I bought a carton of vegetable...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The only hepatitis that is food-borne is hepatitis A but I have no particular concerns regarding that infection if there is just an issue of the carton being Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Cangene's Anti-Hepatitis B Product, Winnipeg Company Says

... On Monday, Cangene Corp. said the Food and Drug Administration has approved its HepaGam B treatment for hepatitis B virus (HBV) for sale in the United States. The drug Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...passed through the exchange of body fluids, such as semen, vaginal fluids, and blood. Can Hepatitis B be spread through food? Unlike Hepatitis A, it is not spread routinely through food or water. However, there have been instances in which... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing. It is also not spread through food or water. Who is at risk for hepatitis C? Some people are at increased risk for hepatitis C, including ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for Health Professionals

...member or sex partner. Common-source outbreaks and sporadic cases also can occur from exposure to fecally contaminated food or water . Uncooked HAV-contaminated foods have been recognized as a source of outbreaks. Cooked foods also can... Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...MEIA, 8 weeks MEIA, 12 weeks MEIA, all negative. I still have digestion problems, my stool comes out in the same order I ate food and has the same color of food I eat. On 14th week, I saw a new doctor who suggested I should go for Vaccination for... Read more »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites. What are the possibilities of being infected with Hepatitis B from a relation with a woman via vaginal without protection? Many sites claim that the Hep B virus is... Read more »

what the....?!?!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know whether an infection by an another STD would delay seroconversion for HIV? Another thing is I've been having pain in roots of my right pubic hair area which I can't figure out. I press down and there is no tenderness or pain... Read more »