Hi Bible, Hepatitis B to my knowledge is the most common form of hep. Your mom could have caught from anywhere. It is spread thru contact with an infected person. Food handlers at resturants are big carriers. Be awre that she could have shook someone's hand and become infected. One of the most common ways for an infected person to spread the disease is to go to the bathroom and not wash their hands, serve you the food or prepare your food and contaminate it that way. Another common way is thru blood transmission or bodily fluid transmission. If an infected person had an open wound or cut and there was any kind of discharge (Blood or pus) and they did not wash the germs off their hands they spread it that way or thru sexual transmission. That is why good hygiene is so important for us all. This is a simplified version I know but it is easy to see how easily we can get hep. The vaccine is VERY important.
Hepatitis B virus can be spread by:
Again I apologize. Shelly