Hepatitis A

Definition of Hepatitis A:

This form of hepatitis is caused by an RNA virus that is transmitted person-to-person via the fecal-oral route.  This may occur through water, food or close personal/sexual contact.  Most children and about 50% of adults have few, if any, symptoms.  Symptoms, when present, are initially flu-like, with malaise, fatigue, muscle pain and chest pain on the right side lasting 3 to 10 days.  This is followed (for 1 to 3 weeks but possibly much longer) by jaundice (slight skin yellowing), anorexia, nausea, fatigue, pale stools, dark urine and liver enlargement, but usually no fever.

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Hepatitis B

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