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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis is a general term meaning inflammation of the liver. Although there are many forms of hepatitis, it is most commonly caused by the viruses: hepatitis A, B, C, D and/or E. In BC, the most common types of hepatitis viruses are hepatitis A, B and C.

Learn about the causes, treatments and prevention of hepatitis A. 

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Protect Yourself

  • Get vaccinated

  • Be aware when you travel

  • Ensure proper hygiene and take precautions with food and drink

  • Avoid peeled fruit and raw vegetables, salads, dairy products with unpasteurized milk, and raw or undercooked meat, fish and shellfish and any food sold by street vendors.

  • Swim only in chlorinated pools

  • Do not share food, drinks or cigarettes

Last Updated: August 29, 2012