Hepatitis A is an acute liver infection caused by a virus. Infections occur from ingesting food or water contaminated by infected feces and it can be easily passed from person to person. Most young children do not have symptoms or have an unrecognized infection. Most adults with hepatitis A have symptoms, including fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea and jaundice. Hepatitis A is often associated with travel to places where it is more common. A vaccine is available to prevent the disease.
PHO Rounds: Novel Disease Surveillance Tools for the Next Pandemic
This seminar will introduce the concept of informal disease event monitoring systems and how this type of data can and has been used to explore communicable disease epidemiological trends among forcibly displaced persons worldwide.