Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus.
Globally, approximately 14 lakh cases of symptomatic Hepatitis A infections are reported every year.
60% of Fulminant Hepatic failure case are due to Hepatitis A.
Drinking clean water, maintaining good sanitation and Vaccination against Hepatitis A are the possible measures to prevent the disease
Age of vaccination
Hepatitis A vaccine can be taken by children and adolescents aged 1 year and older. Consult your doctor for more information on Hepatitis A Vaccination.
What is hepatitis?
“Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, Its function can be affected.
What is Hepatitis A and how does it spread?
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food or water.
What are the symptoms of Hepatitis A?
Not everyone who is infected has symptoms. If symptoms develop, they usually appear 2 to 6 weeks after infection and can include:
Loss of appetite
How common is Hepatitis A and what is its impact?
Globally, ~14 Lakh cases of symptomatic Hepatitis- A are reported every year.
Children eating out are at increased risk of Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A can lead to hospitalization, missed school/work and high medical costs
Can Hepatitis A be prevented?
Yes. Hepatitis A infection can be prevented by following means:
By drinking clean water and maintaining good sanitation at home and your surroundings.
Vaccination against Hepatitis A helps to prevent the disease
What should i know about Hepatitis A vaccination?
Hepatitis A vaccine can be taken by children and adolescents aged 1 year and older. If your child has not been vaccinated with Hepatitis A vaccine previously, Consult your doctor for information on Hepatitis A vaccination