What is it?
Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by hepatitis A virus.
Common symptoms include tiredness, stomach pain, nausea, and jaundice.
The hepatitis A vaccine is highly effective, and almost 100% of fully vaccinated people are immune.
2 doses of hepatitis A vaccine are recommended beginning at 12 months with a second dose at least 6 months later.
Asymptomatic: does not have symptoms or does not appear sick
Bile: a fluid stored in the liver that is involved in digestion
Jaundice: when the skin and eyes turn yellow. This is caused by a high level of bilirubin, which is a pigment in bile that comes from the breakdown of red blood cells.