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Acute viral hepatitis A is a type of viral hepatitis caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is an acute, contagious liver disease that is spread through contact with an infected person's feces, contaminated food or water, or through close contact with an infected person. Symptoms of acute viral hepatitis A include jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, and loss of appetite. Treatment typically involves rest, fluids, and supportive care. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A.
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