Published in Hepatitis Weekly, September 11th, 2000
Hepatitis A virus can be transmitted when food handlers do not thoroughly wash their hands prior to touching food. The disease itself can be present without any signs or symptoms in infected individuals. These individuals are called "carriers" of the virus.
In this study, adult volunteers artificially contaminated lettuce with their fingerpads. Hepatitis A virus (HAV) was placed on the fingerpads of the volunteers, and they...
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