In 2017, hepatitis A outbreaks among homeless populations have occurred in multiple states across the county including large outbreaks in California, Michigan, and Utah. The Chicago Department of Public Health investigates all reported cases of hepatitis A in order to prevent an outbreak from occurring.
|If you are a healthcare provider, please visit https://www.chicagohan.org/hepa for additional information|
Why should you care about hepatitis A?
If a person has an infection with the Hepatitis A virus, it can easily spread from person-to-person and cause liver disease lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting many months. In some cases, people can die because of Hepatitis A.
How does hepatitis A spread?
What are the symptoms of hepatitis A?
Fever, fatigue, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, dark urine, pale stools, and diarrhea
If you think you have Hepatitis A because of these symptoms, see your doctor or visit the closest Emergency Room.
How can you prevent hepatitis A?
Where can I get more information on hepatitis A?
Talk to your doctor or call 311 for more information.
Get the Facts: Hepatitis A
Get the Facts: Hepatitis A for Volunteers with direct contact with high-risk groups
Get the Facts: Hepatitis A for Food Handlers
Hepatitis A Poster
Hepatitis A Palm Card
Wash your hands
CDC Handwashing poster
Immunization Action Coalition - Protect yourself from hepatitis A