Hepatitis A

Christian Horn

What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is a disease of the liver cause by the Hepatitis A virus. In 2010, acute Hepatitis A resulted in 102,000 deaths.

What are sources of Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is spread by oral fecal contact. This happens if you do not thoroughly wash your hands after you use the bathroom.

What are symptoms of Hepatitis A>

Symptoms of Hepatitis A include:

· Appetite loss

· Nausea

· Vomiting

· Fever

· Jaundice

How can I prevent Hepatitis A?

Thoroughly wash your hands after using the toilet, before preparing food or eating, and after changing a child's diaper to protect yourself from being infected. Also, don't share towels, eating utensils or toothbrushes. The Hepatitis A vaccine prevents infection of the virus.