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Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus. It may cause fever, malaise, anorexia, nausea, and abdominal discomfort, followed within a few days by jaundice the disease ranges in clinical severity from a mild illness lasting 1–2 weeks to a severely disabling disease lasting several months. Good personal hygiene and proper sanitation can help prevent Hepatitis A. Transmission may occur by direct person-to-person contact; or from contaminated water, ice, or shellfish from contaminated water; or from fruits, vegetables, or other foods that are eaten uncooked, but which may become contaminated during handling. Hepatitis A can affect anyone and is endemic throughout much of the world. Vaccines are also available for long-term prevention of Hepatitis A virus infection in persons 2 years of age and older. Immune globulin is available for short-term prevention of Hepatitis A virus infection in all ages.
Hepatitis A and Treatments
Hepatitis A is a viral disease caused by infection with Hepatitis A virus. It is a liver disease in which the liver gets inflamed. It is an infectious disease. It is found in the stool of Hepatitis A infected people and spread from one person to another person via blood and stool. This disease occurs throughout the world especially in developing countries and under-developed countries due to poor hygienic condition. The main reason behind the spreading of the diseases is poor sanitary condition. When a person having Hepatitis A did not wash his hands properly after passing stool and touched another person’s hand, then the other person gets contaminated. The disease gets transmitted when the contaminated person puts something in his mouth with his hand. Another reason is when people eat food prepared by a Hepatitis A infected people, they get infected. Blood transfusion from an infected person to a healthy person helps to spread the...