If you have this infection, you have inflammation in your liver that’s caused by a virus. You don’t always get symptoms, but when you do, you might have:

Jaundice (yellow eyes and skin, dark urine)
Pain in your belly
Loss of appetite
Children often have the disease with few symptoms.

You can spread the hepatitis A virus about 2 weeks before your symptoms appear and during the first week they show up, or even if you don’t have any.

How Is It Spread?
You can catch the disease if you drink water or food that’s been contaminated with the stool of someone with the virus.

You can also get infected if you:

Eat fruits, vegetables, or other foods that were contaminated during handling
Eat raw shellfish harvested from water that’s got the virus in it
Swallow contaminated ice

Source: WebMD

  1. October 28, 2018

    Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus is one of several types of hepatitis viruses that cause inflammation and affect your liver’s ability to function. You’re most likely to get hepatitis A from contaminated food or water or from close contact with a person or object that’s infected. Mild cases of hepatitis A don’t require treatment. Most people who are infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage.

  2. October 31, 2018

    If you do have it, hepatitis signs and symptoms can include fatigue, nausea and vomiting, abdominal discomfort and even a lot of abdominal pain, especially on the upper right side beneath the lower ribs (by your liver). It can also cause clay-colored stools, loss of appetite, fever, joint pain, etc.

  3. November 26, 2018

    Awesome writing! If you do, hepatitis signs and symptoms can include Fatigue. Sudden nausea and vomiting. Abdominal pain or discomfort, especially on the upper right side beneath your lower ribs Clay-colored bowel movements. Loss of appetite. Low-grade fever. Dark urine. Joint pain. Thank you so much and keep up the great work!

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