Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is transmitted from one person to other by faecal-oral transmission. HAV is found in the stools (faeces) of people with hepatitis A and it spreads through food or water contaminated with the faeces of an affected person. Poor sanitation is the commonest cause of the spread or outbreak of HAV infection. Maintenance of good personal hygiene and washing hands regularly help can help prevent the infection and transmission of HAV to others.
Vaccine: Vaccine to prevent infection with HAV is available.
In addition to self-protection, take measures to avoid infecting others if you're recovering from hepatitis A infection. The following measures can help to keep others safe:
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