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What are the common types of viral hepatitis?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Here are common types of viral hepatitis:
Hepatitis A is generally transmitted through contaminated foods or water; travelers to affected areas can be vaccinated for it.
Hepatitis B can be passed on sexually, or through infected blood via transfusions, needles or mother/child transmission. Most babies born in the US receive the Hep B vaccine.
Hepatitis C is also obtained via exposure to blood, most often through contaminated needles, or during childbirth. Less commonly, it can be transmitted sexually. No vaccine exists.

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