Saturday, February 14, 2009

Preventing Hepatitis

While there are treatments for some types of hepatitis, it is still a potentially dangerous disease. To prevent it:

* Wash your hands after going to the bathroom and before fixing food or eating.
* Use latex condoms, which may lower the risk of transmission.
* Avoid tap water when traveling to certain countries or regions. Ask your doctor about risks before you travel or call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at 877-FYI-TRIP.
* Don't share drug needles.
* Don't share personal items - such as toothbrushes, razors and nail clippers - with an infected person.


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