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Hepatitis A

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Hepatitis A virus causes contagious liver disease.

Hepatitis A: Health warning for people living homeless. Hep A is spreading in people living homeless in the U.S.

How does someone get hepatitis A?

It spreads when a person infected with hepatitis A doesn’t wash their hands after using the toilet. The germs can spread through the things they touch.

  • It spreads easily through food. View this flyer for food workers in English and Spanish.  

Hepatitis A is preventable.

Vaccines are safe and effective. Talk to your doctor or visit the immunizations page to learn about free resources.

People who are at high risk for hepatitis A or B may be eligible for free immunizations at our office.

Call our hepatitis program at (253) 798-6410.


Hepatitis prevention, symptoms, testing and treatment.