Restaurant Worker May Have Exposed Thousands to Hepatitis A
the MPR take:
In the U.S., person-to-person transmission through the fecal-oral route is the primary means of hepatitis A transmission. Signs and symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored bowel movements, joint pain, and jaundice. In adults and children over the age of 6, infection is typically symptomatic, with jaundice occurring in >70% of patients. In children <6 years of age, 70% are asymptomatic, however if illness does occur, it is typically not accompanied by jaundice.
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