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Hepatitis A

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hep A Vaccination

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually transmitted person-to person through the fecal-oral route or by consuming contaminated food or water. Hepatitis A is a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection.

Most adults with hepatitis A have symtoms, including fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, and jaundice, that usually resolves within 2 months of infection; most children less than 6 years of age do not have symptons or have an unrecognized infection. Once you have had HAV infection and recovered, you cannot get it again.

 The best way to prevent Hepatitis A is to get vaccinated

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