Friday, August 29, 2008

Hepatitis A


Hepatitis A is an highly contagious liver infection because of hepatitis A virus (HAV)Although this is not serious, not like other viral hepatitis. Hepatitis A possibly resulted inflammation that affects the functioning of our liver.Large numbers of people get the virus after drinking contaminated water because, in many parts of the world, drinking water is contaminated with raw sewage. The virus also may be spread by eating uncooked food (such as raw shellfish) and unpeeled fruits and vegetables washed in contaminated water.
Many people with HAV infection have no symptoms at all. Sometimes symptoms are so mild that they go unnoticed. Older people are more likely to have symptoms than children. People who do not have symptoms can still spread the virus.
Symptoms of hepatitis A usually develop between 2 and 6 weeks after infection. The symptoms are usually not too severe and go away on their own, over time. The most common symptoms are as follows:

Symptoms usually last less than two months, although they may last as long as nine months. About 15% of people infected with hepatitis A have symptoms that come and go for 6-9 months. Hepatitis does not occur simply from being near someone who has the disease at work or at school.

1 comment:

SARAVANA PRAKSH said...

Thanks for your health tips. From your information, I came to know how important pure water for humans.
Really, your contents teaches living to humanity.
thank you.