A single-stranded RNA virus.
Viral antigen found in Serum, Stool, and Liver (fecal-oral transmisssion)
Incubation period: 15-60 days
No Chronic State associated with this strain
Most common in children and yound adults
IgM antibodies appear in the acute stage but diminish within several weeks, followed by the development of protective IgG antibodies appear in the late / chronic state of disease, which persist usually for life.
- Hepatitis A virus (HAV)
- Diagnosis: IgM antibody detection