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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



hepatitis A virus  listen  (HEH-puh-TY-tis ... VY-rus)

  A virus that causes a serious liver disease. It is usually spread by contact with an infected person’s stool by eating food he or she has handled after not washing hands, but it can be spread in other ways. Symptoms of infection include jaundice, dark urine, and fever and other flu-like symptoms.