Travel medicine: Hepatitis A & B

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In this episode:

  • Hepatitis A is a water borne disease and everyone travelling to developing nations will be at risk
  • Hepatitis A vaccination is safe and highly effective with two doses conferring lifelong immunity
  • Hepatitis B is a blood borne disease. Travellers put themselves at high risk because they choose to have tattoos, body piercing, dental or surgical procedures in higher risk countries
  • Travellers might be exposed to blood and blood products as a result of illness or injury. If short on time, the rapid course program is helpful but do not forget the fourth jab in a year and one dose confers little protection


Guest: Prof Nicholas Zwar, General Practitioner

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

Total time: 26 mins


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Last Updated: 23 Oct, 2023

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