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Hepatitis - A

MODES OF SPREAD

  • Hepatitis A is spread by close personal contact with someone else who has the infection

    You could also get hepatitis A by

    • eating food that has been prepared by someone with hepatitis A
    • drinking water that has been contaminated by hepatitis A (with poor hygiene and sanitary conditions)

SYMPTOMS

  • Hepatitis A can make you feel like you have the flu.

    You might

    • feel tired
    • feel sick to your stomach
    • have a fever
    • not want to eat
    • have stomach pain
    • have diarrhea

    Some people have

    • dark yellow urine
    • light-colored stools
    • yellowish eyes and skin

    Some people don't have any symptoms.

PREVENTION

You can protect yourself and others from hepatitis A in these ways

  • Always wash your hands after using the toilet and before fixing food or eating.
  • Wear gloves if you have to touch other people's stool. Wash your hands afterwards.
  • You can get Hepatitis A vaccine

Person washing his hands with soap.

Wash your hands to protect yourself.

 

 

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