Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver, common in Africa, India, Pakistan, and some parts of the Middle East. There is no treatment, but the infection usually clears on its own. It is spread through contamination of food or water by infected faecal matter, or, less commonly, through sharing a needle with an infected person. In high-risk areas, you should be particularly careful of eating raw salads or vegetables, raw shellfish, unpasteurised dairy products, and avoid ingesting untreated drinking water.
Symptoms include low-grade fever, nausea and vomiting, and joint pain. Signs of a liver infection, which may also develop, are jaundice (a yellowing of the skin and eyes), pale faeces, itchy skin, and abdominal pain.
Hepatitis A &B (Twinrix)
3 vaccines required for long-term immunisation £145.00 each
3 vaccines required for successful immunisation £85.00 each
2 vaccines required for long-term immunisation £85.00 each