Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is an infectious disease of the liver caused by Hepatovirus A; it is a type of viral hepatitis. Many cases have few or no symptoms, especially in... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Infectious disease, gastroenterology
  • Symptoms:  Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dark urine, jaundice, fever, abdominal pain
  • Usual onset:  2–6 weeks after infection
  • Duration:  8 weeks
  • Causes:  Eating food or drinking water contaminated with Hepatovirus A infected feces
  • Diagnostic method:  Blood tests
  • Prevention:  Hepatitis A vaccine, hand washing, properly cooking food
  • Treatment:  Supportive care, liver transplantation
  • Frequency:  114 million symptomatic and nonsymptomatic (2015)
  • Deaths:  11,200
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo