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What is the difference between Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B?

Asked by J. Lautner, Last updated: Mar 26, 2020

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E. Austin

E. Austin

Answered May 29, 2019

Hepatitis generally means inflammation of the liver and the liver can get inflamed by a lot of reasons apart from virus infection. The liver can get inflamed through excessive alcohol drinking, physical injury and others. There are five different types of Hepatitis viruses out of which I will be giving out the differences between Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.

Hepatitis generally means inflammation of the liver and the liver can get inflamed by a lot of
Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B are both virus infections but there are many differences between the two. Hepatitis B can be contacted only when there is blood to blood contact with an infected person, but Hepatitis A can only be contacted through oral or fecal transmission. That is, Hepatitis A can be contacted by drinking from water that has been contaminated or food that has been contaminated. Or when you eat food prepared by an infected person. It should be noted that Hepatitis B cannot be gotten through handshaking or through eating from a meal prepared by an infected person.

 

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