Formerly called infectious hepatitis; hepatitis A is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is an acute infection and does not progress to chronic hepatitis or liver cirrhosis. Most patients recover completely within 6 to 10 weeks. Hepatitis A is spread mainly via solid human waste (feces) and contaminated food and water. A vaccine against HAV is available.
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Hepatitis A is a food-borne type of viral hepatitis, which can be transmitted by contaminated food or water (the virus is present in fecal matter of infected individuals). Not usually life threatening, hepatitis A infection is normally self-limiting. The disease is quite common worldwide, particularly in the non-industrialized nations.
A form of hepatitis caused by the Hepatitis A virus. This virus is passed from person to person through the oral-faecal route: that means the virus can be on the hands after going to the toilet and can be passed on to others through handling food and objects. People who have anal sex are at higher risk of hepatitis A. A safe and effective vaccine is available to prevent the spread of hepatitis A.
Hepatitis A is a viral illness passed in feces, urine and blood of infected primates including humans. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, anorexia, vomiting, abdominal pain, jaundice and lethargy. Foodborne Hepatitis A is transmitted by an infected person’s hands in direct contact or when individuals eat or drink items that have been handled by an infected person. Poor personal hygiene, shellfish from sewage-contaminated waters and improper disposal of sewage can all lead to Hepatitis A. Number of reported foodborne Hepatitis A cases: 2,172 between 1988-1992 (CDC). HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE PERSON(s) eople who are more likely to experience foodborne disease because they are immunocompromised by age (under 10 or over 60), being pregnant, physically stressed or having a medical condition.
an acute but benign form of viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum and is usually transmitted by ingesting food or drink that is contaiminated with fecal matter
A form of infectious hepatitis caused by the Hepatitis A virus, and having slow onset of signs and symptoms. The virus may be spread by direct contact or through fecal infected food or water. The infection most often occurs in young adults and is usually followed by complete recovery.
a form of infectious hepatitis caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus may be spread by fecal-oral contact, fecal-infected food or water, and may also be spread by a blood-borne infection (which is rare).
an inflammatory viral disease of the liver with a short incubation period. Hepatitis A virus (HAV) may be transmitted by eating contaminated food, by fecal-oral contact and/or through household contact. Hepatitis A may be mild to severe; symptoms include fever, nausea and jaundice. An anti-HAV vaccine is available.
An inflammation of the liver caused by the Hepatitis A virus. The disease typically is transmitted by contaminated food or water, or contact with a person ill with Hepatitis A. The Hepatitis A virus is shed in the stools of an infected person during the incubation period of 15 to 45 days before symptoms occur and during the first week of illness. Blood and secretions may also be infectious. The virus does not remain in the body after the infection has resolved. There is no specific treatment for Hepatitis A. Rest is recommended during the acute phase of the disease when the symptoms are most severe. People with conditions acute hepatitis should avoid alcohol and any substances that are toxic to the liver, including acetaminophen (Tylenol).
Inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is usually transmitted from person to person by food or drink that has been contaminated with the stool of a person with hepatitis A. This type of transmission is called "fecal-oral." The virus is more easily spread in areas where there are poor sanitary conditions or where good personal hygiene is not observed. In 2003 there were hepatitis A outbreaks in the US associated with eating raw or lightly cooked green onions (scallions). Casual contact, as in a school, office, or another work setting, does not spread the virus. See the entire definition of Hepatitis A
A virus that causes infection and inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis A is found in the stool of an infected person and can be transmitted through improper handling of food or through oral-anal sexual contact.
Formerly called â€œinfectious hepatitisâ€, it is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV) and is an acute infection. There is no chronic infection. Most patients recover completely within 6 to 10 weeks. Hepatitis A is spread mainly via feces and contaminated food and water. There is a safe vaccine for HAV.
An acute and usually benign viral hepatitis caused by a picornavirus (genus Hepatovirus) that does not persist in the blood serum. It is transmitted through person-to-person contact with oral secretions, sexual fluids, and especially in food and water contaminated with infected fecal matter. The virus can be shed in the stools of an infected individual several weeks before any symptoms appear.
Hepatitis Aâ€ is a generally non-life threatening disease that is transmitted through contaminated food and drink and causes flu-like symptoms after a two-week incubation period. Hepatitis A is considered by many to be the most frequently encountered disease that can be prevented by vaccine, as it is found in approximately one-half of the world.
Type of hepatitis that is transmitted by fecal-oral contamination. It affects mostly children and young adults, especially under conditions of overcrowding and poor sanitation. Caused by the hepatitis A virus.
A self-limiting virus-induced liver disease. Hepatitis A is acquired through ingestion of food or water contaminated with feces or engaging in sexual practices involving anal contact. Injection drug users who share unclean needles are also at risk.
Hepatitis A is an enterovirus transmitted by the orofecal route, such as contaminated food. It causes an acute form of hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), does not have a chronic stage, and will not cause any permanent damage to the liver. The patient's immune system makes antibodies against Hepatitis A that confer immunity against future infection.