Hepatitis A Information
Hepatitis A is a condition in which the liver becomes inflamed as the result of a viral infection. In most cases, these infections result from contact with a household member or sex partner who has the virus. The virus is typically spread by eating or drinking something that has been contaminated with stool of a person infected with hepatitis A.
Most people recover within a few months, and once a person has been infected, he or she cannot become infected again. Jaundice, dark urine, and stomach pain are some of the possible symptoms. However, symptoms do not always appear. Because the hepatitis A virus cannot be killed, treatment consists of relieving symptoms while the body fights the infection.
(For more information on this liver disease, including additional symptoms, click Hepatitis A.)