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    What is hepatitis A and what are the symptoms?

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  • We are the peak community-based hepatitis organisation in the Australian state of New South Wales. We take a partnership approach with people primarily affected by … View Profile

    Hepatitis A is a viral infection tranmitted by sewerage-contaminated food or drink, or by faeces coming into contact with the mouth (emphasising the importance of hand washing after using a toilet).

    It involves a short 1-3 week period of illness.People feel unwell, experiencing aches, pains, fever, nausea, lack of appetite, abdominal pain, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin). Young children usually have no symptoms of illness.

    What you need to know: a guide to hepatitis C (2009)

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