Hepatitis A: Now What?
by Neil Meyer
Almost everybody is familiar with the term ‘hepatitis,’ and with the fact that it affects the liver in some way. Most people know of the different strains of hepatitis, ranging from A, B, C, D, E, and even X. However, few people know the differences between the many strains, and how they each affect the human body.
Even though hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are all forms of the hepatitis infection, they are three separate diseases, caused by three separate viruses. Even though they can all cause similar symptoms, they are each different in the way that they are communicated to others, and they each damage the liver in a different way.
It is estimated that there are 1.4 million new transmissions of hepatitis A annually. With initial infection, many people may not even be aware that they have been exposed to the virus, but hundreds of people around the world die from hepatitis A related problems every year.
In Hepatitis A, Now What? you will read facts about the transmission of hepatitis A, the assorted signs and symptoms, and different treatments.
Even though hepatitis A is not only vaccine-preventable, and can also be prevented by a number of things, 180,000 people in the United States are infected with hepatitis A every year, and about 21,000 of those people come down with the hepatitis A disease. With 100 of those people dying every year, it is important that you always learn as much as you can about a disease that you or a loved one may have, in order to overcome it, and reduce transmission to another person.
- Ellipsis Books, September 2012
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