Demystified Hepatitis A: The Comprehensive Guide – Biological Times

Demystified Hepatitis A: The Comprehensive Guide

Publication Date : 10-02-2024

Author(s) :

Abdul Raheem, Muhammad Zaid Khalil, Tayyab Zahid.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 3
Issue 2
(02 - 2024)

Abstract :

Hepatitis A has the most viremic prevalence among all other forms of hepatitis. It is caused by the non-enveloped virus of the Picornaviridae family. It can be transmitted between humans and varies in prevalence in different regions. Factors like contaminated food and water, as well as crowded and unsanitary living conditions, contribute to the virus's spread. Symptoms range from no apparent signs to severe liver disease, with jaundice, fatigue, nausea, and abdominal pain being common. Young children and older adults are at higher risk of severe complications. Timely diagnosis through testing is essential for proper public health management. Prevention, especially through vaccination campaigns targeting high-risk groups, has been effective in reducing infection rates.

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