The nurse is developing a care plan for a client with hepatitis A. The nurse knows that the primary routes of transmission of this hepatitis virus are which of the following? Select all that apply.

  1. sputum
  2. blood
  3. feces
  4. contaminated food
Numbers 3 and 4 are correct.
Rationale: Hepatitis A is transmitted when an uninfected person ingests food or water that is contaminated with the feces of an infected person. Hepatitis C is transmitted through blood. Hepatitis B is transmitted through various body fluids, including sputum.