Hepatitis A is a highly infectious viral disease which attacks the liver The frequency and severity of symptoms increases with age and the mortality may approximate 2% in those over the age of 50 years.
Hepatitis A spread by infection through person to person contact with someone who has already been infected with the virus , ingestion of contaminated food or water or faecal/oral transmission
The symptoms of Hepatitus A are fever, loss of appetite, nausea, headaches, vomiting, jaundice and abdominal discomfort followed by jaundice.
The recovery cycle may take up to 6 months after initial infection1, therefore quite a serious disruption to your health and life. Hepatitis A is the most commonly occurring vaccine preventable disease in travellers.
Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for all traveller’s travelling to ‘at-risk’ destinations. Completion of a course of hepatitis A vaccine can offer immunity against the virus for up to 10 years.