Hepatitis A

There is a hepatitis A outbreak in Louisville.  The outbreak was declared in November of 2017.  As of August 14, 2018, there have been 580 cases and 5 deaths associated with this outbreak. 

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness continues to work to control an outbreak of acute hepatitis A that has centered in the city’s homeless, people with unstable housing, and among those who with any illicit drug use (not just injection drug use).

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by a virus. It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water. 

The best way to prevent hepatitis A infection is to get vaccinated. As of August 7, 2018 approximately 80,000 people living in our region have been vaccinated by us and our community partners.  

 

General information about
Hepatitis A
Information about Hepatitis A for healthcare providers
Protect Yourself Vaccine provider and recipient
Where can I get the Hepatitis A vaccination?
I ate at a food service establishment in Louisville that had a case of
Hepatitis A. What do I do?
Hepatitis A General Public Information Healthcare Providers
Educational Materials
Handwashing