Hepatitis A

Global hepatitis report 2017

Hepatitis A (HAV) is transmitted mostly through exposure to contaminated food or water, or through exposure to infected persons. A safe and effective vaccine is available. WHO estimates that worldwide, hepatitis A caused approximately 11 000 deaths in 2015 (accounting for 0.8% of the mortality from viral hepatitis).

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