The virus is found in the intestine and infects through water and food contaminated by sewage.
Vaccination or gamma globulin?
The vaccine protects for at least 25 years probably life long, and has few side effects.
Gamma globulin is obsolete.
The vaccine against heaptis A contains inactivated hepatitis A virus.
Tiredness, jaundice and sometimes fever.
Antibodies against hepatitis A can be found in a blood sample.
Supportive only. No specific antiviral drugs available.
Vaccination. Be careful with food and drink. See how to protect yourselves against diarrhoea and infection with hepatitis A.