hepatitis a outbreak
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection, most often caused by a virus. Recently, a hepatitis outbreak in Salt Lake City has infected dozens of people, leading health officials to warn Utahns about the contagious virus. This virus has been found in at least three public businesses around the Salt Lake area, causing panic throughout the county.
Hepatitis A leads to intense inflammation of the liver. The liver is vital to the body, as it processes nutrients, filters the blood and fights infection. Hepatitis can range in severity, from lasting only a few weeks to several months.
If you feel like you may have contacted Hepatitis A, watch for the following symptoms and contact your local health officials:
Clinics around the county have been registering vaccinations to those who are infected. Those who have visited the following locations in the Salt Lake County should be wary of hepatitis symptoms.
If you visited any of these locations on the listed dates and you feel any of the symptoms listed above, contact your local health officials to receive treatment.
Hepatitis is spread through sharing food, drink and contact with someone who has the virus. Here are some other ways that can lead to hepatitis infection.
This is a highly contagious virus, but there are ways to prevent becoming infected and spreading it even further. Here are the best ways to stay clear of hepatitis:
Hepatitis is more serious that you may think. The infection can last a long time and have long-term effects on those who have been infected. Contact your local health officials as soon as possible if you or someone you know have come in contact with hepatitis.