Hepatitis A - symptoms and how to test
Hepatitis A, caused by the hepatitis A virus and treatable with vaccination, is a viral illness of the liver (HAV). Infected humans release HAV in their faeces and blood. Infectiousness of hepatitis A is high. Everyone who hasn't gotten their childhood immunisation yet, whether they're a baby or an adult, is at higher risk of hepatitis A. A blood test may determine whether or not someone is actively infectious, the kind and degree of viral hepatitis, the state of the infection (active or latent), and the severity of the illness.