Hepatitis A is mainly spread via contaminated food and water. It can be found world wide . Those at higher risk include travellers visiting friends and relatives, long term travellers and those exposed to conditions of poor sanitation.
Children aged 6 and under often have very mild symptoms, the disease is more severe in adults.
Symptoms include tiredness, lack of appetite, sickness and high temperature, followed by jaundice. Recovery is usually within a month but some people can go on to develop on going liver problems.
Hepatitis B is caused by the Hepatitis B virus and a major cause of chronic liver disease. It is spread by contaminated blood and body products. It occurs world wide.
Recommended for all travellers from 1 - 15 years of age.
Combined vaccine of either 3 doses 0,1 and 6 months or 2 doses 0 and 6 - 12 months.
Hepatitis A booster 6 - 12 months. Lasts for at least 25 years.
Hepatitis B , a booster is only required if at continuing risk of infection.
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