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graphic of internal organs, highlighting the liver and highlighting Hepatitis A
August 19, 2019

Infectious Diseases A-Z: What you should know about hepatitis A

There is a widespread outbreak of hepatitis A in communities across the U.S. "Hepatitis A is a highly contagious virus that can cause infection and inflammation in the liver," says Dr. Stacey Rizza, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. "It's transmitted through food, water, and through an oral-fecal route." Anyone who has not been vaccinated is at risk of infection. Those at an increased risk of infection include people experiencing homelessness, men who have sex with men, and those who use drugs.…

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