Hepatitus A

Were you looking for information about Hepatitis A? Hepatitus A is a common misspelling of hepatitis A.
 
Hepatitis A is a condition in which the liver becomes inflamed as the result of a viral infection. Most infections result from contact with a household member or sex partner who has the virus. The virus is more easily spread in areas where there are poor sanitary conditions or where good personal hygiene is not observed. In many cases, the virus is spread by eating or drinking something that has been contaminated with stool of a person infected with hepatitis A.
 
Most people recover within six to nine months, and once a person has been infected, he or she cannot become infected again. Symptoms of hepatitis A do not always appear, but can include jaundice, dark urine, and stomach pain. Because the virus cannot be killed, treatment consists of relieving symptoms while the body fights the infection.
  
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