Could anyone please explain me hepatitis a, its treatment… is it curable?
This is a liver disease. It can be prevented by good personal hygiene, though this is very risky to say. Ok, this is very serious liver disease and it is caused by hepatitis virus A, in short HAV. HAV is found in feces of people with HAV, so it can be transmitted by close personal contact (sex and even sharing household, meaning it can be spread by eating good or drinking water contaminated with HAV), of course injecting drugs. It is a very high risk of getting hepatitis A f traveling to countries, others than Canada, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
There is no treatment for hepatitis A; you should avoid alcohol, which worsen the liver disease.
Incubation period is in average 30 days (from15 to 50 days).
Hepatitis A can be prevented with vaccine; it is recommended for people older than 2 years and are in risk group for HAV. Also, people that are traveling to foreign countries where Hep A is commin (they go injection of immune globulin 4 weeks before the trip). Unfortunately, usually the cost of vaccine is not covered by health insurance.