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Hepatitis A is a type of liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. You can get hepatitis A if you are exposed to an infected person's stool, as can occur when you eat or drink contaminated food or water. Unlike other forms of hepatitis, the hepatitis A virus does not lead to long-term illness or serious liver damage. Most people get well within a few months. A hepatitis A vaccine is available and recommended for people at least 1 year old. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how hepatitis A is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.

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