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Hepatitis A virus is a non enveloped small single stranded RNA virus. The spread of Hepatitis A can be by direct contact or by indirect contact (contaminates objects, food or water and gains access to a non-immune host through such vehicle of infection). Acute hepatitis A infection may present with fever and lack of energy for a few days, with nausea, aches in muslces and joints. Urine can seem dark and conjuctiva can be slightly yellow. Over some period of time (weeks), the jaundice, fever, aches and nausea will improve. Infection in early childhood often results in either no illness or very mild illness. A very small percentage of people infected may develop severe liver inflammation and may lead to mortality.