Hepatitis A has an incubation period of 10 to 40 days. This is the time of the entry of the virus into the body until the onset of the disease. The first symptoms include loss of appetite, hated cigarettes, nausea, aching muscles and joints, and mild fever. Later symptoms include yellowing of the skin (in medical terms is called jaundice), mucous membranes, and dark urine. The duration of the disease is usually two to three weeks, but everyone can remain asymptomatic for several months.
Hepatitis A Diagnosis based on signs and symptoms of the patient and confirmed by investigation, such as a blood test that showed IgM antibodies to hepatitis A.
Hepatitis A will experience signs and symptoms of not feeling well, fever, nausea, decreased appetite, stomach feels uncomfortable, followed by thick colored urine, pale stools, yellow eyes and skin disease (Yellow).
The disease is usually continued for one to three weeks. Although certain symptoms may continue for longer and almost always followed by a full recovery. Young children who are infected usually do not have symptoms as adults.
Hepatitis A does not cause long-term liver disease (chronic) and death from hepatitis A is rare. The time between contact with the virus and onset of symptoms is usually four weeks, but can range from two to seven weeks.
People infected with Hepatitis A virus can transmit the virus to others from two weeks before the onset of symptoms until one week after onset of jaundice (about three weeks in total).
A large amount of virus found in the feces of infected people during the time of transmission. Hepatitis A is usually transmitted when the virus from an infected person to others through ingested, food and drink contaminated water, sheets and towels soiled with feces of people infected with hepatitis A.
Sexual relations with an infected person can also contact with Hepatitis A. People who have suffered from Hepatitis A and have not been vaccinated are particularly at risk of contracting the disease.