Hepatitis a

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Hepatitis A 1. The infectious disease known as Hepatitis is caused by the infectious agent or pathogen identified as the Hepatitis A virus. There are currently seven known forms of Hepatitis, such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and so on. Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C are the most common with the highest rate of people contracted with the infectious disease. Viral Hepatitis is an international main contributor to liver disease and accounts for high illness and death. In the United States Hepatitis A, HAV for short has reached a massive decline of occurrences since vaccinations became available. The decrease in incidences has nearly hit ninety percent. Though, there are still over twenty five thousand people…show more content…
With that, each individual if has not been vaccinated yet, should take the steps necessary to do so. Other prevention tips are to always wash our hands before and after handling food, after using the restroom, changing a diaper, helping an older child or elderly person using the restroom. Simply anything that involves human feces, wash your hands! Those at greater risk need to be vaccinated as well, such as those who travel to regions with a higher rate of HAV, those with blood clotting disorders, chronic liver disease, especially those who work in a hospital or

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