for Veterans and the Public
How is hepatitis A spread?
The hepatitis A virus is usually spread by putting something in your mouth that is contaminated by the stool of another person with hepatitis A. It is usually spread through
- household contact with an infected person
- sexual contact with an infected person
- eating or drinking contaminated food or water
- sharing eating utensils that are contaminated
- touching contaminated surfaces and then placing your hands near or in the mouth