Hepatitis A Directory
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.
An Overview of Hepatitis A
WebMD looks at the symptoms and treatments for the hepatitis A virus.
Recommended immunizationsYour need for immunizations does not end when you reach adulthood. The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, type and locations of travel, overall health, and previous immunizations. Tetanus and diphtheria immunizations need to be repeated (booster shots) every 10 years throughout adulthood in order to maintain .
Hepatitis A Symptoms
WebMD describes the symptoms of hepatitis A, a viral infection of the liver that you can make you feel like you have the flu.
Hepatitis A-Topic Overview
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Survival Tips For Travelling With Kids
Planning keeps kids calm and comfortable -- and preserves parents' sanity.
Viral Hepatitis: Eight Ways to Protect Your Family
Hepatitis A and B can lead to liver damage and sometimes death. But you can protect yourself and your family with these eight steps.
Viral Hepatitis: 8 Self-Defense Tips for Travelers
The risk of contracting viral hepatitis is higher for many Americans who travel abroad -- especially to regions where hepatitis is prevalent and sanitation is poor. Here are 8 tips to protect travelers.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Hepatitis
Hepatitis A, B, and C spread in very different ways, causing mild to serious effects on the liver. Pictures show hepatitis symptoms, how to avoid the disease, vaccines, and treatments.
Slideshow: Hepatitis: What Puts You at Risk
This WebMD slideshow shows you the risk factors for contracting hepatitis and how to avoid them.