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Hepatitis A is a liver infection that is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV causes inflammation in the liver. The virus spreads easily from person to person (is contagious).
Usually, hepatitis A infection is mild, and the person recovers fully. The hepatitis A vaccine can prevent this infection.
Often, hepatitis A causes no symptoms.
This condition usually goes away on its own after several weeks or months. There is no specific treatment for this infection.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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