Symptoms of hepatitis A infection oars similar to those of many other gastrointestinal disorders or the "stomach flu".
Infants and young children rarely show symptoms -- or their symptoms are mild and overlooked. Adults are more likely to show symptoms. Infected people, with symptoms or without, can transmit the infection to others.
If symptoms occur, they can be mild or severe and include one or more of the following:
Jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin, dark urine)
Most people with hepatitis A are ill for a few weeks to a few months and then they fully recover. However, hepatitis A can be serious and life threatening, especially in the very young, the very old, people with liver disease (including hepatitis B or C), HIV, cancer, and certain other conditions.