is inflammation of the liver, caused by the hepatitis A virus. There is a
vaccination against hepatitis A.
rates of hepatitis A are seen in Africa, south Asia,
South and central America. People who are most at risk of hepatitis A are:
people who travel to developing countries, or people who live in areas where
hepatitis A is common; partners and family members of people who have the
infection; people who have many sexual partners; childcare workers, who are
dealing with soiled nappies, and sewage workers.