Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus is spread by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. It can also be spread by close person-to-person contact such as household or sexual contact with an infected person. Hepatitis A is the most common vaccine-preventable disease acquired during travel.

Learn more about hepatitis A and the vaccine to prevent it.

Resources

Adolescent Vaccination Recommendation: Hepatitis A

adolescentvaccination.org

Hepatitis A - Also Known as Hep A

In-depth information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Hepatitis A - Information for Parents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Hepatitis A - Informacion para los padres

Hepatitis A information in Spanish for parents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics