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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A infection is caused by a virus that leads to inflammation of the liver. It is usually 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. The first common symptoms are fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea and tiredness. This is followed by dark-colored urine and the yellowing of the skin. Symptoms begin to appear about a month 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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