Dr. Paul Schulz with Norton Healthcare joined Dawne on the show to discuss Hepatitis symptoms and prevention.
Hepatitis A Symptoms
Loss of appetite
Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
Hygiene practices for prevention of Hep A infection include
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.