Hepatitis A is an enterovirus that is transmitted by a orofecal route. A root such as contaminated food is an easy way for Hep A to be transmitted. The virus causes an acute form of hepatitis and as a result does not contain a permanent stage. Once a person is infected their bodies immune system will make antibodies against the virus that confer immunity against future Hepatitus A infection. Currently a vaccine is available that can prevent infection from hepatitis A for life.
Three out of four people with Hep A will show the symptoms. Below is a list of some of the most common symtoms:
- Dark urine
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach ache
Currently There is no specific treatment for Hepatitis A [http://www.hepatitis-a-spot.com]. With that said rest is always recommended during the severe phases of the disease when the symptoms are most at large. Hepatitis A can easily be prevented by keeping good hygiene and sanitation. Like earlier mentioned a vaccination is also available. This vaccination is recommended in areas of the world where the likelihood of hepatitis A is large.
Here is a quick and no-nonsense list of ways to prevent Hepatitus A:
- Only Drink water from approved sources
- Always use a dental dam or sheet of plastic wrap during rimming
- Always Cook shellfish thoroughly before eating
- Always Keep bathrooms clean and disinfected after every use
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before preparing or eating food, and after sexual activity.