About Hepatitis A - Minnesota Dept. of Health

About Hepatitis A

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

  • Hepatitis A
    Fact sheet with general information about hepatitis A, including symptoms, complications, tests, and treatment.
Thumbnail of infographic What to know about hepatitis A (PDF)
Infographic showing the symptoms, transmission, risk populations, and treatment for hepatitis A.

Vaccination

Who needs the hepatitis A vaccine? When should they get it?

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.
Updated Tuesday, 20-Aug-2019 16:29:48 CDT