Definition of hepatitis A in US English:

hepatitis A


  • A form of viral hepatitis transmitted in food, causing fever and jaundice.

    • ‘The risk of developing fulminant liver failure in hepatitis A infection increases with age and with pre-existing liver disease.’
    • ‘In the United States, hepatitis A is one of the more commonly reported, vaccine-preventable diseases.’
    • ‘Typical immunisations for a traveller will include a booster for polio and tetanus, and immunisation against hepatitis A and typhoid.’
    • ‘They found that dysentery and jaundice, probably resulting from hepatitis A, are prevalent, and many prisoners complained of abdominal and respiratory problems.’
    • ‘Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus.’
    • ‘Hepatitis A vaccination provides preexposure protection from hepatitis A virus infection in children and adults.’
    • ‘Unlike some of the other forms of viral liver infections, hepatitis A does not usually cause long term liver damage.’
    • ‘To keep your options as open as possible, I'd suggest being vaccinated against yellow fever, hepatitis A, typhoid, tetanus and polio.’
    • ‘A gene linked to asthma and allergies also has a role in hepatitis A viral infections, according to a new study.’
    • ‘For outbreaks in communities with intermediate rates of hepatitis A virus infection, routine vaccination is recommended.’
    • ‘Vaccination against hepatitis A and malaria prophylaxis, together with advice on measures to minimise the risk of exposure, are important.’
    • ‘Approximately 70 percent of children under 6 years old exhibit no symptoms from hepatitis A infection.’
    • ‘Persons who work as food handlers can contract and possibly transmit hepatitis A to others.’
    • ‘In the present study, we evaluated the effect of sewage pollution on the prevalence of hepatitis A virus infection among sewage workers in Israel.’
    • ‘No other groups seem to be at increased risk for hepatitis A virus infection because of occupational exposure.’
    • ‘Fulminant viral hepatitis A has a higher mortality rate and is more common in persons more than 50 or younger than 5 years of age.’
    • ‘The analysis is, however, sensitive to the incidence of disease and suggests that hepatitis A vaccination can be made more cost effective by targeting travellers at particular risk.’
    • ‘I later find out it's hepatitis A combined with amoebic dysentery.’
    • ‘You should also get vaccinations for typhoid, hepatitis A, polio, malaria and diphtheria.’
    • ‘Leach reviewed the epidemiology and prevention of hepatitis A infection in children.’