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Hepatitis A, B and C are viral infections which cause inflammation of, and potentially damage to, the liver. Hepatitis A is transmitted via contaminated food and water or close contact with an infected person. Hepatitis B can lead to chronic liver damage and can be contracted via infected blood, sexual contact / exchange of bodily fluids, sharing needles and potentially from mother to child. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Hepatitis B prevalence is highest in sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia, where between 5–10% of the adult population is chronically infected. According to the WHO Hepatitis C is most common in Africa and Central and East Asia. It is transmitted via sharing needles,the transfusion of unscreened blood and blood products as well as being sexually transmitted.
Screening for immunity against Hepatitis A.