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.