March 19, 2018 - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

March 19, 2018

Dr. Paul Schulz with Norton Healthcare joined Dawne on the show to discuss Hepatitis symptoms and prevention.

Hepatitis A Symptoms
Fever
Fatigue
Loss of appetite
Nausea
Vomiting
Abdominal pain
Dark urine
Clay-colored stool
Joint pain
Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)

Hygiene practices for prevention of Hep A infection include 
Handwashing
Avoiding tap water and raw foods in areas with poor sanitation, 
Heating foods appropriately (the virus can be inactivated by heating to >185°F  
Cooked foods can transmit Hep A Virus if the temperature during food preparation is inadequate to kill the virus or if food is contaminated after cooking.

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