The symptoms, diagnosis, management and epidemiology of hepatitis A.
Hepatitis A virus infection causes a range of illness from mild, like non specific nausea and vomiting, through to hepatitis (liver inflammation, jaundice, or icterus) and rarely liver failure.
It is normally spread by the faecal-oral route but can also be spread occasionally through blood.
Good hygiene including safe drinking water and food handling and good handwashing practice prevents infection.
PHE routinely publishes laboratory reports of hepatitis A infections in the Health Protection Report: latest infection reports.
For volume 7 (2013) and earlier reports, see the HPR archive.
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