hepatitis A


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Synonyms for hepatitis A

an acute but benign form of viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum and is usually transmitted by ingesting food or drink that is contaminated with fecal matter

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In August 1988, the Alabama Department of Public Health noted an increase in cases of serologically confirmed hepatitis A in persons living in several areas of the state.
Fifty-three patients who had serologically confirmed hepatitis A and 64 controls were interviewed by telephone; 51 (96%) of the patients and 33 (52%) of the controls had eaten raw oysters (OR=24; 95% CI=5.
Beginning September 30, 1988, hepatitis A cases among employees of businesses located in east Greensboro were reported to county health departments in central North Carolina.