Outbreaks of hepatitis A are occurring throughout the United States. Although many are associated with IV drug use, most cases happen due to contaminated food. Immunizing food handlers may prevent many cases.
July 28, 2019, is World Hepatitis Day. Vaccines have played an important role in helping decrease the burden of hepatitis A and hepatitis B around the world.
Hepatitis A outbreaks (epidemics) have been declared in multiple places in the United States. Hepatitis A vaccination clinics are also being offered.