Hepatitis A infection which was previously known as infectious hepatitis is an acute disease of the liver which is caused due to hepatitis A virus. This virus is transmitted into humans by ingesting adulterated food or water or via direct contact with a person who is suffering from this infection. There are millions of cases of this infection identified throughout the world every year. The estimated time between contracting the infection and the onset of symptoms is about a month and a half. The risk of having this disease is primarily high in developing countries and in regions where the standard of hygiene is below average.
Signs and Symptoms of Hepatitis A
- Loss of appetite
- Stools that are clay in color.