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-Topic Overview
An Overview of Hepatitis A
WebMD looks at the symptoms and treatments for the hepatitis A virus.
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 and Undercooked Shellfish-Topic Overview
Eating raw shellfish,especially oysters,may put you at risk for hepatitis A. Bivalves such as oysters and clams filter large amounts of water when feeding. If shellfish are living in water that has been contaminated with stool containing the hepatitis A virus,the shellfish may carry the virus. People then may get it when they eat the raw or undercooked shellfish. Raw shellfish also may ...
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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.