Hepatitis A Prevention PSA

The San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency identified an outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego County, primarily in the homeless population. 

Hepatitis A can be spread through ingestion of fecal matter (even in microscopic amounts), by touching objects or eating food that someone with the Hepatitis A infection has handled; close person-to-person contact with an infected person; use of recreational drugs, whether injected or not; and sexual contact with someone who has the Hepatitis A infection. Vaccination is the best way to prevent infection.  Call 2-1-1 to find a clinic near you to request the vaccine or contact your doctor.