Our expert says:
Hepatitis A is transmitted by the oral-fecal route (such as from contaminated water or diapers, for example).
If a newborn is exposed, the infection is usually mild and they will have a lifelong immunity to the disease.
If a pregnant woman is exposed (such as when traveling or by contact with known carriers) she will be given immune gamma globulin (IG) to help protect her from getting the disease. The effect on the baby would be mild.
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