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EpiReview: Hepatitis A in New South Wales, 1991–2000

Valerie Delpech, Mohammad Habib, Ming Lin, Jeremy McAnulty

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 12(9) 255 - 258 Published: 2001

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Valerie Delpech

Mohammad Habib

Ming Lin

Jeremy McAnulty

Abstract

Hepatitis A is an acute illness typically presenting with fever, malaise, anorexia, nausea and abdominal discomfort followed by jaundice and dark urine a few days later. The illness usually persists for several weeks and adults are more likely than children to be symptomatic.