Hepatitis A infection is caused by a virus which leads to inflammation of the liver. It is usually spread by food prepared or handled by an infected person who does not wash his/her hands. It may be spread by water contaminated by human feces. The first common symptoms are fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea and tiredness. This is followed by dark colored urine and the yellowing of the skin. Symptoms begin to appear about a month after exposure.
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