Hepatitis A is a highly contagious infection of the liver that is caused by the hepatitis A virus. The hepatitis A virus is one of several strains of hepatitis that cause inflammation and affect your liver’s ability to function.
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Vaccines are available for those who are at risk of contracting hepatitis A. The most likely cause of hepatitis A is contact or consumption of contaminated food or water, or coming into close contact with someone who has the virus. In mild cases, it does not require treatment. Many people make a full recovery without any permanent or serious liver damage. However, if you believe that you’ve been in contact with the hepatitis A virus, please see your doctor.