Hepatitis A is the most common type of viral hepatitis, highly infectious and is caused by the Hepatitis A virus. This disease commonly affects children and young adults. The spread of infection is mainly by the oro-fecal route and arises from the investigation of contaminated water and foods (like milk). Overcrowding and poor sanitation facilitate the spread of this disease. Clinical illness is more severe in adults than in children. No carrier state, complete recovery, does not lead to chronic hepatitis.
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No. There are no specific medicines to cure infection with Hepatitis A.
It can be treated by avoiding sexual contact and maintaining good hygienic conditions, using proper diet and visiting health care providers on time.
Recovery from symptoms following infection may take several weeks and can even extend up to several months.
No. Sexual activity should be avoided until treatment is successful.
Yes. Re-infection is possible from sexual activity with an infected person.
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