Hepatitis A Basics
Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Most commonly transmitted by the orofecal route, such as contaminated food, the best ways to prevent the disease are vaccination and careful hand washing.
Overview of Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis A
Fact sheet with general information about hepatitis A, including symptoms, complications, tests, and treatment.
- What I Need to Know about Hepatitis A
Fact sheet from the National Institute of Health about Hepatitis A. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Sexually Transmitted
Disease Facts: Hepatitis A
Fact sheet about hepatitis A as a sexually transmitted disease.
Who needs the hepatitis A vaccine? When should they get it?
- Hepatitis A Vaccine:
What You Need to Know
CDC's Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) available in English and other languages from the Immunization Action Coalition. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Should You Be Vaccinated Against Hepatitis A?
A screening questionnaire on hepatitis A for adults from the Immunization Action Coalition. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Who Needs Vaccines, When
Vaccination schedules for children and adults.
- Post-Secondary Educational Institutions Immunization Law in Minnesota
Post-secondary students in Minnesota must be given information about hepatitis.
- Travel Health
International travel information from MDH, including lists of vaccines recommended for various countries around the world. Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for travelers to a number of countries.
Health: Hepatitis, Viral, Type A
CDC's main page on hepatitis A and international travel. Attention: Non-MDH link