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How Is Hepatitis A Spread

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Ask the Experts

How is hepatitis spread?

If someone has extremely high levels of ALT in blood test and is a heavy drinker what are the chances that they have hepatitis? And the chances that they have spread it to their family?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Hepatitis is a term that refers to an inflammation of the liver and has many possible causes (drugs or medications, alcohol, infections). Read more »

kissing

Can Hepatitis be exchanged during kissing! what are the chances.... Read more »

Hepatitis

what is the difference between Hep C and Hep B. Is one more serious than the other? Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Hepatitis Spreading Quickly in Prisons

...up from 1,156 in 2000. But because up to 70 percent of inmates are not tested, the Correctional Service of Canada fears that hepatitis and HIV are even more widespread in penitentiaries than the statistics indicate. Citing public health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Virus Spreading -- High Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer Rate in Borough Population

...they came with it," Chorost said in his recent "State of the Hospital" address. This May marks the 15th annual observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month. Health officials stress that that although there is no vaccine for hepatitis C, the disease... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads Through Northeast Georgia

...One hundred people in northeast Georgia have been infected with hepatitis A in the first half of this year, and health officials are uncertain as to the cause of the outbreak. "That compares to 20 cases Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Health Study Focuses on Hepatitis Spread

...call," said Dr. John Ward, director of CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis. "Thousands of patients are needlessly exposed to viral hepatitis and other preventable diseases in the very places where they should feel protected." Transmission of... Read more »
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unusual symptoms

Posted by Meagan, 4 Replies
i have a relative who is h.i.v positive ive been dealing with that and i am coping well however i am beginning to be concerned about my own health recently i have been having a minor ear ache and a swollen toungue and now i have white bumps in the... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...making me absolutely crazy. By the way I know that Hep C is only rarely sexually transmitted but a person is more likely to spread it if HIV+. Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

Hepatitis and Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anything about transmission about Hepatitis C? I know that B can be transmitted sexually, but most things I've seen say that C is spread only through blood . . . . some people say that anal sex therefore carries a risk of infection, because... Read more »