HEPATITIS A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV infection produces a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection or chronic liver disease. HAV illness is characterized by flu-like symptoms, yellow skin or eyes (jaundice), severe stomach pains, and diarrhea. HAV infection is primarily transmitted by the fecal-oral route, person-to-person contact, or through consumption of contaminated food or water. The two-dose Hepatitis A vaccination is the most effective way to prevent HAV.
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