North Central District Health Department
North Central District Health Department
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Hepatitis A

Kentucky is currently leading the nation in Hepatitis A cases.

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Although rare, Hepatitis A can cause death in some people. Hepatitis A usually spreads when a person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food, or drinks contaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person.

Protect yourself from Hepatitis A by getting vaccinated.

Contact your local Health Department listed at the bottom of this page for more information.