Hepatitis A

Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: 214-819-2000

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is found in the stool and blood of people who are infected. Hepatitis A is very contagious. It is spread when someone unknowingly ingests the virus — even in microscopic amounts — through close personal contact with an infected person or through eating contaminated food or drink. Symptoms of hepatitis A can last up to 2 months and include fatigue, nausea, stomach pain, and jaundice. Most people with hepatitis A do not have long-lasting illness. The best way to prevent hepatitis A is to get vaccinated.

Information about Hepatitis A (CDC)

Dallas County HHS Disease Profile for Hepatitis A (2020) (DCHHS)

Printable Resources:

Hepatitis A Overview Factsheet - English (CDC)

Hepatitis A Overview Factsheet - Spanish (CDC)

"Get Vaccinated" Wall Poster for High-Risk Communities (CDC)

"Outbreaks" Wall Poster for Providers (CDC)