Hep A

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 in adolescents at adolescentvaccination.org and adults at adultvaccination.org.