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Patient Education Wallet Card on Hepatitis A Virus

Hepatitis A Virus

Sample wallet card for hepatitis A
Hepatitis A Virus (black and white)

Hepatitis A Virus (color)

The PDF contains 10 double-sided wallet cards, which can be printed from one sheet, and includes guides for print margins and cutting. The card gives the following details:

Side one:

Hepatitis A virus

  • Is found in an infected person's stool.
  • Enters your body through your mouth.
  • Can be spread by:
    • Touching something contaminated, then putting your hands in your mouth.
    • Eating food or water that is contaminated--even if it looks clean.
    • Sexual contact with the anus.

Side two:

  • Symptoms can include nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, and yellowing skin (jaundice).
  • Goes away in a few weeks or months.
  • Can be prevented with a vaccine.
  • Can be prevented by washing your hands before eating and after using the toilet.