Hepatitis A

A common preventable food-borne illness

What is it?

Hepatitis A is a bacteria found in seafood that had been in polluted water, such as raw fish, oysters, and clams, as well as unwashed fruits and vegetables.

How to Prevent it

  • Cook seafood thoroughly
  • Wash fruits and vegetables
  • Get a vaccine

Did You Know?

  • Symptoms don't begin to show until 28 days after the food poisoning.
  • Hepatitis can spread from person to food, and food to food.
  • Hepatitis is a common illness, easily preventable by a vaccine.
  • It is a rare illness in America, only 30,000 to 50,000 cases a year.