What are the symptoms of Hepatitis A?
Infected persons can have no symptoms at all or be extremely ill. Only 30% of children less than six years of age develop symptoms, while 70% of older children and adults develop symptoms.

If a person does develop symptoms, they might include fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, dark urine, and/or jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin). These symptoms can last up to six months. With or without symptoms, people with HAV infection can spread the infection to others.

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1. What is Hepatitis A?
2. How is HAV spread?
3. What are the symptoms of Hepatitis A?
4. How serious is Hepatitis A?
5. How can HAV infection be prevented?
6. Who should get Hepatitis A vaccine?
7. What if I don’t fit into any of these groups, but still want to be protected against HAV infection?
8. How can I protect myself against HAV when traveling?
9. How long does Hepatitis A vaccine protect you?
10. How safe is Hepatitis A vaccine? Does it have any side effects?
11. How effective is Hepatitis A vaccine?
12. How many shots are needed?