What if you are exposed to hepatitis A?
A shot of immune globulin, if given within two weeks of exposure, may help prevent illness in household members of infected persons and in persons who have eaten food prepared by someone with hepatitis A or who have been otherwise exposed. There are usually no side effects from the shot other than some soreness in the area where the shot was given. Immune globulin provides only temporary protection for about three months by boosting your immune system.

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1. What is hepatitis A and who gets it?
2. What is the incubation period?
3. What are the symptoms?
4. How is it spread?
5. How is it treated?
6. How can you avoid getting hepatitis A?
7. Who is at risk of getting hepatitis A?
8. What if you are exposed to hepatitis A?