What are the symptoms?
Symptoms often appear suddenly and may include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. A few individuals may also have darkened urine, light-colored stool, and jaundice. The disease varies from a mild illness lasting one to two weeks, to more severe cases taking four to six weeks to recover. Infants and young children tend to have very mild symptoms. Some people have no symptoms, but can still be contagious. The disease is rarely fatal and most people recover in a few weeks without any complications.

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1. What is hepatitis A and who gets it?
2. What is the incubation period?
3. What are the symptoms?
4. How is it spread?
5. How is it treated?
6. How can you avoid getting hepatitis A?
7. Who is at risk of getting hepatitis A?
8. What if you are exposed to hepatitis A?