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Proper hygiene is the key to preventing the spread of many diseases, including hepatitis.
Other preventive measures include the following:
Vaccinations - a hepatitis B vaccine is routinely given to toddlers as part of their immunization schedule. A hepatitis A vaccine is available for people at risk for contracting the disease while traveling. (There are no vaccines for hepatitis C, D, E, or G at this time.)
Blood transfusion - blood transfusions are routinely screened for hepatitis B and C to reduce the risk of infection.
Antibody preparation - if a person has been exposed to hepatitis, an antibody preparation can be administered to help protect them from contracting the disease.