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Hepatitis A virus is a vaccine-preventable form of infectious hepatitis. The number of reported hepatitis A cases in Florida has steadily increased each month since April 2018.
Common symptoms of hepatitis A include stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, and yellow skin or eyes.
Hepatitis A can spread by objects, food or drink containing small amounts of stool from someone with hepatitis A.
Most people with hepatitis A will fully recover, but recently 77% of people with hepatitis A in Florida were hospitalized.
Learn more about hepatitis A. Download or view our informational flyer.