Hepatitis A.

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How do you get hepatitis A?

You can get hepatitis A if an infected person does not wash their hands after using the restroom and before preparing food.you could contract the disease if you come in contact with the blood or feces of an infected person.

Keep yourself protected from hepatitis A when you travel by not buying food from street vendors and avoiding anything that doesn't seem safe to buy. Most people get vaccinated before they turn age two. Ask your doctor if you have been vaccinated.

How to tell if you have hepatitis A:

If you are infected you will start noticing symptoms 2-6 weeks after infection. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: dark urine, fatigue, itching, loss of appetite, low-grade fever, nausea/vomiting, pale/clay colored stools, and yellow skin (jaundice). If you have some of these symptoms, talk to your doctor and they will preform a physical examination and they may be able to tell that you have an enlarged liver. Your doctor may also ask for a blood test which, if you are infected, will show raised IgM and IgG antibodies to hepatitis A and raised liver enzymes.