Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease.
Hepatitis A is a virus found in feces of infected people that spreads by contact with an infected person's feces, such as with diaper changes, or contaminated food or water.
Infected people may have no signs or symptoms of being infected.
Hepatitis A may cause yellowing of the skin and eyes, stomach pain, vomiting, liver failure, kidney, pancreatic and blood disorders and death.
All children should receive two doses of the hepatitis A vaccine starting at 1 year of age.