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
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.
This is what jaundice looks like. You can get this if you contract Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A Virus
This is what a Hepatitis A virus looks like.
This is what an inflamed liver looks like. Notice how much darker it is than a regular liver. Since Hepatitis A attacks the liver, this could be what your liver looks like after you have Hepatitis A