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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a disease caused by a virus which leads to an inflammation of the liver. It is primarily spread by food prepared or handled by an infected person who does not wash his/her hands. It may be spread by water contaminated by human feces. First common symptoms are fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea and malaise. This is followed by dark colored urine and the yellowing of the skin. They symptoms begin to appear a month or so after exposure.


Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
Fax: 801-538-9913
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

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1-888-EPI-UTAH (374-8824)

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