Hepatitis A

The Hepatitis A outbreak in Arizona ended on December 31, 2019.

Maricopa County Quick Glance: As of January 22, 2020

Confirmed cases 324
Cases pending investigation 4
Cases in last week 0
Cases with risk factors 275 (85%)
Cases with no known risk factors 49 (15%)
Hospitalizations 270 (83%)
Deaths 4 (1%)
Vaccines administered 21,853

Hepatitis A is a serious and contagious liver disease caused by a virus. It is spread by not washing hands after using the bathroom and getting the germs into your mouth. The disease can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Hepatitis A is not a lifelong infection like other types of hepatitis can be. Once you get it, you cannot get it again.

  1. Who's At Risk
  2. Symptoms
  3. Who Needs Vaccine?

The following groups are most at-risk:

  • People who use or inject illegal drugs or drugs without a prescription
  • People who are or recently were experiencing unstable housing or homelessness
  • People who are or recently were in jail or prison