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can a person get hepatitis a from a dog

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can a person get hepatitis a from a dog or a dogs fecal matter?



Hepatitis, which as you know is a disease of the liver, is seen in several animals, including humans, and is caused by a viral infection. Canine hepatitis is contracted through the virus designated CAV-1 which is seen ONLY in canines. Humans and other animals are not at risk to contract hepatitis from the CAV-1 virus.

What this means is that no, you can't get hepatitis from your dog or from a dog's fecal matter.


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
thank u very much. Im just trying to figure out where my mom contracted Hepatitis A from.
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