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12 Apr 2006

hepatitis A can i pass it on and treatment
I have just been diagnosed with Hepatitis A. I am 27 years old and returned from Morroco 2 weeks ago. My mom had Hepatatis a when she was younger can i pass it onto her. Worried as she is a chronic kidney patient. How do i prevent passing it on. What is the recovery time and anything to avoid. Have a protein S deficeincy, blood clots to much a raised blood pressure will hepatatis affect these. Do i need to take time off work if contagious?

Many Thanks.
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pathologist

01 Jan 0001

You need to discuss your condition with your GP.

Transmission

The transmission of the hepatitis A virus occurs through ingestion of water contaminated with infected faecal material.

Hygienic Measures

To avoid the propagation of the hepatitis A virus within a sick person's family general hygienic measures have to be taken e.g. washing hands (esp. when one has to prepare the meals).

The clinical symptoms last for 4 to 6 weeks.
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