Concern over Hepatitis A is spreading throughout California.
San Diego County first reported an outbreak of Hepatitis A (also referred to as “HAV”) back in November 2016. Since then, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles counties have also declared local outbreaks of this contagious and sometimes deadly liver disease, and other areas of the state continue to report new cases. Most cases tend to be limited to the homeless population and to drug users, but public employees can also be exposed to HAV just performing their daily duties.
The attached “Hepatitis A – What You Need to Know” Safety Communication (below) provides some basic tips to assist you in preventing the spread of HAV in your community, and amongst your staff. Please be sure to click on the many helpful links at the end of the bulletin.
This and all previously issued Safety Communications can be accessed at our Risk Control Website; click here to log-in or to register:http://riskcontrol.bickmore.net.