What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is a liver disease that can cause mild to severe illness. It is most commonly spread from person to person through the fecal-oral route by consuming contaminated food or water. The best way to prevent hepatitis A is through vaccination and by practicing good hand hygiene.
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Outbreak Latest

Utah is currently experiencing a significant hepatitis A outbreak, with nearly 100 outbreak-associated cases being reported this year. Many cases are among persons who are homeless and/or use illicit drugs, and several cases have been linked to an ongoing national outbreak. Click below for the latest information on the Utah outbreak.
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Handwashing Done Right!

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.