Usually the virus doesn't cause any long-term problems or complications. But according to the CDC, 10% to 15% of people with hepatitis A will have symptoms that last a long time or come back over a 6- to 9-month period. In rare situations, some people may have liver failure or need a transplant.
What's the Treatment?
No treatments can cure the disease. Your doctor may take tests that check your liver function to be sure your body is healing.
Is There a Hepatitis A Vaccine?
Yes. Vaccination is recommended for:
Travelers to areas of the world with increased hepatitis A infection