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Meaning of HEPATITIS A

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an acute but benign form of viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum and is usually transmitted by ingesting food or drink that is contaiminated with fecal matter
 
 Synonyms: infectious hepatitis
 
 See Also: viral hepatitis

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A type of hepatitis caused by RNA viruses in the genus Enterovirus in the family Picornaviridae. It is usually fairly mild; people may mistake it for the flu. The virus typically spreads through food or water contaminated with infected feces and is most prevalent in places where people don't practice good hygiene.
 

 

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