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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious, short-term liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis  is  an  inflammation  of  the  liver  that  can  be  contracted  through  unprotected  sex,  using contaminated needles, or other causes.

People who get hepatitis A may feel sick for a few weeks to several months but usually recover completely and do not have lasting liver damage. In rare cases, hepatitis A can cause liver failure and even death; this is more common in older people and in people with other serious health issues, such as chronic liver disease.

Hepatitis A is preventable by vaccine. It spreads from contaminated food or water, or contact with someone who is infected.

Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and low-grade fever.


Hepatitis A