Hepatitis is a common disease that inflames the liver, an important organ for metabolism and breaking down food in the digestive system. To date, there are at least five different types of viral hepatitis: A, B, C, D and E.
Hepatitis A is spread by either direct contact with an
infected person’s feces or by indirect fecal contamination of food or water.
Proper hand washing is a good way to prevent hepatitis A.