In light of the recent Coronavirus situation, Surrey GP Network have suspended all online bookings and face to face appointments, however, we are currently offering Video and Telephone consultations. We advise you to take on all the suggested precautionary measures in order to keep health and we look forward to seeing you in the near future Best wishes to you and your families and friends during these difficult circumstances.

Hepatitis A 

Hepatitis A affects the liver and is usually spread through contaminated food and water or close physical contact with an infected person. It is common in developing countries where sanitary conditions are poor and the safety of drinking water is not adequately controlled. The disease can incubate for 3 - 5 weeks before illness develops. Adults can take many months to fully recover from infection whereas children often have very mild illness but can easily pass it to others. Hepatitis A is prevented by eating ’safe’ food, drinking ‘safe’ water and pre-travel vaccination.