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.
Hepatitis A (Hep A)
WebMD looks at the symptoms and treatments for the hepatitis A virus.
Hepatitis A Symptoms
Learn about the symptoms of hepatitis A, a viral infection of the liver that you can make you feel like you have the flu.
Can I Prevent Hepatitis?
Learn about ways to prevent hepatitis A, B, and C, including getting a vaccine and being careful about what you eat and drink.
Is Hepatitis Contagious?
Learn how you catch hepatitis, how long the virus lives outside the body, and how long it takes for symptoms to show up after you've been infected.
Survival Tips For Travelling With Kids
Planning keeps kids calm and comfortable -- and preserves parents' sanity.
Montezuma Still Lives
Steven Peterson was spending his summer as an intern at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
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: Hepatitis: What Puts You at Risk
This WebMD slideshow shows you the risk factors for contracting hepatitis and how to avoid them.
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.