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.

On this page:
Overview of Hepatitis A
Vaccination
Travel

Overview of Hepatitis A

Vaccination

Travel

  • 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.

  • Travelers' Health: Hepatitis, Viral, Type A
    CDC's main page on hepatitis A and international travel. Attention: Non-MDH link

Updated Wednesday, 16-Jul-2014 13:09:14 CDT