Hepatitis - Minnesota Dept. of Health


"Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. This condition can be caused by alcohol, chemicals, drugs and viruses that attack the liver. The information on this site primarily concerns viral Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C, which are the three most common types in the United States.

Hepatitis A Outbreak Prevention and Response
As of September 28, 2021, the health department has officially ended the hepatitis A outbreak in Minnesota. Partners should remain vigilant. The best way to prevent hepatitis A infection is through vaccination. This page provides resources and tools that can be used or adapted as needed.
  • Traveling or Adopting Abroad
    Traveling or adopting children from abroad can present special health care challenges, among them viral hepatitis infection.
  • For Health Professionals
    Includes the hepatitis compendium, information on reporting hepatitis and hepatitis A and B specimen submission, occupational exposure information, the HIV/STD/Hepatitis risk assessment, and the perinatal hepatitis B prevention program.

Updated Tuesday, 04-Jan-2022 12:24:06 CST