Hepatitis A also called Hep A (formerly known as infectious hepatitis) is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A is preventable by vaccine. It spreads from contaminated food or water, or contact with someone who is infected. Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and low-grade fever. The condition clears up on its own in one or two months. Rest and adequate hydration can help. In today’s infographic fact sheet from ThermoFisher Scientic, learn more about Hep A and some of the foods it affects.

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