Michigan is Experiencing a Hepatitis A Outbreak

By January 12, 2018Health Care News

Calhoun County is one of several counties in Michigan being affected by Hepatitis A, a serious liver infection. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, pale stools, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and/or skin). The disease is spread through contact with infected persons, or use of illegal drugs.

How can you prevent the spread of hepatitis A?  If you are at risk, get vaccinated.  Talk with your healthcare provider about vaccination.  Also, practice good hand hygiene.  Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using the bathroom and before preparing or eating food.  Finally, make sure you avoid sharing food, beverages, or other items like toothbrushes with others.  We can stop the spread of Hepatitis A in Michigan.  Learn more: http://www.michigan.gov/hepatitisaoutbreak