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Hepatitis A

The hepatitis A virus is mainly transmitted from person to person, although it can also be transmitted through food or drink. The incubation period is about 15-40 days, and the symptoms are generally mild. A vaccine against the virus is recommended for people travelling to countries with moderate or high levels of hepatitis A.

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Advisory Group on Hepatitis (opens new window)

Advises Chief Medical Officers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on appropriate policies for the prevention and control of viral hepatitis in the community and in health care settings.

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