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Hepatitis-a

  • Start with fever malaise, anorexia, nausea and abdominal discomfort, followed by jaundice.
  • Caused by Hepatitis A Virus.
  • Transmitted from person to person by the fecal - oral route. Common source outbreaks related to contaminated water and food, infected food handlers.

Prevention:

  • Education about good sanitation and personal hygiene.
  • Proper water treatment.
  • Vaccines are available for 2 years of age and older.
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