What is Hepatitis A?
The Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a member of the picornavirus family, which invades liver cells and causes inflammation. Considered the least serious of all hepatitis viruses, HAV does not cause chronic liver disease. This disease usually lasts no longer than six months. Cirrhosis and its complications, as well as liver cancer, do not occur from contracting HAV. Fortunately, Hepatitis A is the most common vaccine-preventable disease in the entire world, and those who get HAV develop immunity from ever contracting it again.
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