Hepatitis A

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by Anika1209
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health
Grade:
7

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Hepatitis A

: an inflammatory disease of the liver caused by the virus

("itis" means inflammation and "hepa" means liver)

- Jaundice (yellow skin and eyes)- Feeling tired- Stomach ache- Nausea (the state that precedes vomiting)- Diarrhea- No appetite - Fever- Headaches- some young infected individuals may have no symptoms

Symptoms

- person to person contact- from contaminated food or water- not washing hands after going to the toilet- eating non-cooked foods- not by sneezing, cough, hugging, or being near the infected person

How it spreads

Hepatitis A

Globally, there are an estimated 1.4 million cases every year

Jaundice

Nausea

- Bed rest- abstaining from alcohol- taking medication- Paracetamol can help relieve any abdominal pain

Non cooked food

Treatment

Paracetamol

- Hepatitis A vaccine - washing hands well- eating only freshly cooked foods- adequate supplies of safe drinking water

Prevention

- based upon their signs or symptoms, a physical examination, and blood testing- may also need to biospy to see if there is liver damage

Diagnosis

↑ Hepatitis A until 1:43

Anika Han


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