Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is usually a short-term, non-fatal disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is spread through swallowing the fecal matter of someone who is infected with HAV, usually through close personal/sexual contact or contaminated food/water. Although there have been food-associated outbreaks in Hawaii in the past, you can easily prevent HAV through hand-washing and vaccination.

Hepatitis A is a virus infection that causes Liver Disease. Hepatitis A can easily spread from person-to-person. At-risk groups should get vaccinated to prevent this disease from spreading.
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Additional Resources:

State of Hawaii, Department of Health Disease Outbreak Control Division

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hep Free Hawaii