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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?

When a person ingests hepatitis A by mouth, they can spread it to others. This normally happens from contact with objects, food or drinks tainted with the feces of an infected person.

  • Hepatitis A is a virus that spreads easily through food. Food workers can view this flyer for more information.  

Hepatitis A is preventable.

A safe and effective vaccine against hepatitis A is available. 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 Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

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

Resources

Hepatitis prevention, symptoms, testing and treatment.