What is Hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. It is one of five human hepatitis viruses that primarily infect the human liver and cause human illness. The other known human hepatitis viruses are hepatitis B, C, D, and E.
Hepatitis A is also called Viral Hepatitis. The hepatitis A virus is heat stable and will survive for up to a month at ambient temperatures in the environment
Symptoms of Hepatitis A
There are many symptoms the most common symptoms are:
How is Hepatitis A transmitted?
virus that causes hepatitis A is found in the stool of persons with hepatitis
A. The hepatitis A virus is usually
Who is at risk of infection?
Anyone can contract Hepatitis A. However, there are certain people who have a higher risk of developing Hepatitis a. Those people are listed below.
How is Hepatitis A Treated?
If you believe you have Hepatitis A, you should seek medical help. Hepatitis A usually goes away on its own after several weeks.
Can Hepatitis A be prevented?
Yes. The Hepatitis A vaccine is the best way to prevent from catching the virus. Another common way to protect yourself from catching the virus is to maintain good personal hygiene and proper sanitation. Also, always wash your hands with soap and water after using the bathroom, changing a diaper, and before preparing and eating food.
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