New patient backgrounder on Hepatitis A

Traveling this summer? Pack more than just your clothes—Pack a vaccination!! 

This month’s consumer alert focuses on Hepatitis A, a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. It is usually a mild illness, but in some instances, it can cause severe liver damage. A person can get Hepatitis A by ingesting food or drink contaminated with fecal matter, or by coming in contact with an object that was contaminated with feces (stool) from a person who has Hepatitis A. 

This month’s consumer alert was developed by APIC Communications Committee member, Cindy Kohan, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC.

Read the article to learn more.