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HEPATITIS A & E

Hepatitis A route of transmission is through oral-fecal route. While in hepatitis E, aside from the oral-fecal route, it is also transmitted through blood transfusion in endemic areas.

Hepatitis A incubation period is 15-50 days and hepatitis E incubation period is 21-60 days.

Hepatitis A & E viruses cause epidemics.

 

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Patient Education

Partner Notification

  • Partner notification should be performed for at-risk sexual contacts (oral/anal, digital/rectal, & penetrative anal sex) within 2 weeks before to 1 week after the onset of jaundice

Patient Education

  • Provide the patient w/ a detailed explanation of his condition
    • Provide clear, accurate, written information
  • Patients must avoid food handling & unprotected sexual intercourse until they become noninfectious because transmission of hepatitis A is mainly by the oral-fecal route
  • Screen for other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in cases of sexually acquired hepatitis or if otherwise appropriate
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